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Nothing like waking in the morning with a BSOD. Especially when you try to reboot and see the dreaded "No operating system found" message. But at least was an easy fix: I had my SSD mounted on top of the BlueRay and the SSD SATA connection does not clip on. So the optical drive vibrations shook loose the SATA cable & windows BSODs...
Nothing like waking in the morning with a BSOD. Especially when you try to reboot and see the dreaded "No operating system found"...
This is my whish list. Any comments on it? How to make it cheaper (I know, drop the SSD is a big one): * Gigabyte...
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Re: AW: Anyone using AMD Zacate with MP? Can you please let me in on this? I can't seem to find any guide on doing this. Just bought a Zacate for my uncle and doing tests on it...
Re: AW: Anyone using AMD Zacate with MP? Can you please let me in on this? I can't seem to find any guide on doing this. Just...
Hi, I want to build an HTPC to play media stored on a NAS. The front runner for hardware is the AMD Zacate - most likely the...
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Did you get it? How does it run (specially with 1080i)? I'm looking for experience before building my first HD HTPC...
Did you get it? How does it run (specially with 1080i)? I'm looking for experience before building my first HD HTPC...
Hi guys,just a few days ago I discovered the world of HTPC's and I'm on my way to building my first HTPC. I am trying to do it on...
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Hello People, I updated my System Specification in my profile, for as far i can find all the information. The only thing i did not find is the version of the MPEG2 Video Codec MPEG2 Audio Codec h.264 Video Codec I only thing i know that i installed this version of saf: SAF 6.00 SVN20110829 Do you need to no more?
Hello People, I updated my System Specification in my profile, for as far i can find all the information. The only thing i did...
Hello everybody, I'm using mediaportal for a few years now, and it works fine. I always have some problems with full HD...
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You create the profiles and assign the hotkeys in AMD Catalyst Control Centre.
You create the profiles and assign the hotkeys in AMD Catalyst Control Centre.
Hello, Im thinink about the possibility of two diffrent denoising Profiles. Let me explain: Maybe i want to buy a new AMD...
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Hi elsmandino There's really no substitute for a proper signal meter. A set top box and small TV is probably the next best thing. As far as software goes, is there something wrong with the manual control section of TV Server configuration? Relative comparison (eg. quality on a particular tuner changes from 70% to 90%) are okay, but...
Hi elsmandino There's really no substitute for a proper signal meter. A set top box and small TV is probably the next best thing...
Hi there, Is anyone aware of any free software that you can download to help fine tune my DVB-T signal? Thanks
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I'm a great believer in the KISS principal lol, glad it worked out for you :D
I'm a great believer in the KISS principal lol, glad it worked out for you :D
Hi there, I currently have a PC in my living room (based on a Athlon IIx2 240e) which is acting as both client and server (I...
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No - Not at the moment - There is still no Linux drivers for my USB Terratec DVB-C receiver :-( But I have seen a thread on the synology forums, where a user have connected his Sundtek DVB-C receiver to a Synology NAS, and recording 3 channels(on same transponder using TVheadend)......So it works on an Atom 1.6 Ghz processor! But I...
No - Not at the moment - There is still no Linux drivers for my USB Terratec DVB-C receiver :-( But I have seen a thread on the...
Hi All. The last couple of months I have come to the conclusion of seperating my TV-server from my Client - this to ensure 24/7...
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Hi there, Is this going to be a server or a client (where the TV connects)? If its a server, then the graphics dont really matter. If its a client, I would say the graphics will struggle. The disks might be an issue if timeshifting and recording? J. (purely guesses/hunches)
Hi there, Is this going to be a server or a client (where the TV connects)? If its a server, then the graphics dont really...
I am a newbie to MP and wanting to build my first media server. Looking to start with a used PC I can get pretty cheap, but would...
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Hi there guys! I finally bought my GPU. I bought a HD5450 1gb ddr3, as you advised. I had a good deal on this card, so I bough this one, for 20€. I'll try it soon, then I'll give you a feedback. Thanks for the help!!
Hi there guys! I finally bought my GPU. I bought a HD5450 1gb ddr3, as you advised. I had a good deal on this card, so I bough...
Hi there!! I'm new around here, but already I have a problem. I'm experiencing lag/stuttering problem on MediaPortal...
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Regarding remotes, I'd really try to get a MCE-remote.
Regarding remotes, I'd really try to get a MCE-remote.
Hi, I am planning to build a very cheap HTPC, which is going to be based on a E-350. This is the configuration I had in mind...
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Maybe this one: MSI H67MA-E45 (B3) Or: Asus P8H67-M EVO
Maybe this one: MSI H67MA-E45 (B3) Or: Asus P8H67-M EVO
Hi all, I'm planning to build a new HTPC and build a server out of my old components. My HTPC should look like this: Asus...
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Hi! I'm about to build a separate client for tv server. Up to now, I had a single seat config that functioned as a download box as well. I thought I would be better with a dedicated client for TV Server and a download box, while using the client only for playing media and watching digital TV. The only concern for me is my home...
Hi! I'm about to build a separate client for tv server. Up to now, I had a single seat config that functioned as a download box as...
Hi! I'm about to build a separate client for tv server. Up to now, I had a single seat config that functioned as a download box as...
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AW: Advice for new multi-seat setup i think yes! :) because there is a Radeon HD 6550D-Grafikcore (600 MHz GPU) in the CPU ^^
AW: Advice for new multi-seat setup i think yes! :) because there is a Radeon HD 6550D-Grafikcore (600 MHz GPU) in the CPU ^^
I am a long time user of MP in a single seat setup, but am now considering updating to a multi-seat with a multipurpose server and...
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Thanks for the feedback. I'm using the Logitec 300 IR remote with my MS MCE transceiver. I don't remember if I noticed the problem with my RF keyboard, I only grab it to do a cntrl/alt/delete on periodic freezes in Online Videos (when skipping). I know I have no noise problems when NOT running MP. I can't check untill Tues or Wed...
Thanks for the feedback. I'm using the Logitec 300 IR remote with my MS MCE transceiver. I don't remember if I noticed the problem...
Hi, it is a little bit strange. I had WIN 7 installed and everything was fine. Right now I downgraded to WIN XP - I like it more...
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I am right now waiting for the AMD Llano A8-3800 (65 Watt Version). It massivly trumps the Sandy Bridges on GPU performance and has enough CPU oomph for an htpc. As the A8-3805 (100 W TDP) is now around 110€, I expect the 3800 to be in a similar range (give or take some). Has anyone heard when it will be available? My last info was "now"
I am right now waiting for the AMD Llano A8-3800 (65 Watt Version). It massivly trumps the Sandy Bridges on GPU performance and has...
Hi all I am in the process of building a new htpc. Have had one for the last 5-6 years and its beginning to fall over which is...
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Personally I wouldn't consider any Intel integrated graphics earlier than the X4500HD series - the equivalent vintage ATi/AMD (or nVidia 8200/9200) integrated graphics are much more powerful, if you are looking for old machinery. GPU performance is much more critical for MP than CPU (unless it's really slow, but almost any dual-core...
Personally I wouldn't consider any Intel integrated graphics earlier than the X4500HD series - the equivalent vintage ATi/AMD (or...
In the past, we (my brother and I) have been using old PCs for MediaPortal clients. We end up doing just small upgrades to them...
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Hi there, Thanks very much for all your input - I installed the new version of Mediaportal as recommended and confirm that it made my Revo seem like a new computer. I cannot stress what a difference it made and would definitely recommend the upgrade. The EPG is instant and just as fast as my HTPC now. There are also a few...
Hi there, Thanks very much for all your input - I installed the new version of Mediaportal as recommended and confirm that it...
Hi there, I am currently running an Acer Revo Aspire R3610 (4GB RAM) as a Mediaportal client in my bedroom via Wireless (N150 -...
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Looks good to me. Just curious, would you plan on using the touch screen to control it, or a remote? I bought several Hannspree monitors at work, and I bought my parents a 37" Hannspree TV a few years back, all have been pretty decent and not given any trouble so far.
Looks good to me. Just curious, would you plan on using the touch screen to control it, or a remote? I bought several Hannspree...
Hi there, I am currently Mediaportal as a Server/Client in my living room and this serves an Acer Revo Aspire R3610 (the one...
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AW: Re: Static IP Address advice Hi. Yes, this is the page... Set: Router IP Address: 192.168.1.1 Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0 Enable DHCP Server DHCP IP Address Range 192.168.1.100 to 192.168.1.200 Lease Time as long as possible Press Add/Apply and wait until Router restart is finished. Next Step you need to do for...
AW: Re: Static IP Address advice Hi. Yes, this is the page... Set: Router IP Address: 192.168.1.1 Subnet Mask...
Hello, I currently have an HTPC in my living room, running both the back end and front end. I also have two other computers...
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I have an Antec Fusion Black which I could re-cycle for this. Does anyone have experience of the Antec and the Silverstone SG06B and whether it's worth me getting the SG06B? I have just moved flats and space is at a bit of a premium and so I'm keen to minimise the HTPC. I do want it a bit future proof, though, as I don't want to...
I have an Antec Fusion Black which I could re-cycle for this. Does anyone have experience of the Antec and the Silverstone SG06B...
I have been out of HTPCs for a while and am just thinking about a new build. I'm am completely out of date on my hardware and so...
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My new build running GREAT i3-2100T H67M-ITX AsRock Motherboard 4GB Kingston DDR3 RAM 1tb WD SATA 3 Caviar Blue 7200rpm HDD Silverstone SG06 Black Case Avermedia Twinstar DVB-T Dual HD Digital TV Tuner USB
My new build running GREAT i3-2100T H67M-ITX AsRock Motherboard 4GB Kingston DDR3 RAM 1tb WD SATA 3 Caviar Blue 7200rpm HDD...
Hello, I am looking to build a dedicated MP Client to stream from my server. I want to keep things as small/quiet/efficient...
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Hi all With this set up below should i run win 7 32 or 64 bit for MP to run at its best. :thx: i3-2100T H67M-ITX AsRock Motherboard 4GB Kingston DDR3 RAM 500GB WD SATA 3 Caviar Blue 7200rpm HDD Silverstone SG06 Black Case
Hi all With this set up below should i run win 7 32 or 64 bit for MP to run at its best. :thx: i3-2100T H67M-ITX AsRock...
Hello, (Dieser Thread exisitiert schon einmal auf deutsch.) i want to build a HTPC for my living room. After looking for capable...
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I may need to upgrade my RAM to 2GB, but I think that's the maximum it will take. I have a Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm, so I suppose that'll be fine for recording the stream. Cheers!
I may need to upgrade my RAM to 2GB, but I think that's the maximum it will take. I have a Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm, so I...
Hi there, I'm thinking of using my old SFF PC as a server with a dual DVB-S PCI card, an old graphics card and no monitor. The...
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darkside40, Thank you for taking the time to answer the questions 1 by 1. It's all very clear now. Thanks.
darkside40, Thank you for taking the time to answer the questions 1 by 1. It's all very clear now. Thanks.
Hello all. I want to ask your opinion in building a media server that streams videos, pictures and music to multiple rooms. I...
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I can echo that, I had to install a proper PCI NIC to get round stuttering.
I can echo that, I had to install a proper PCI NIC to get round stuttering.
Hello, I have managed to get to grips with Mediaportal and having realised what a great bit of software it is have got rid of...
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I've been looking at Zacate and as long as you don't want true 3D then from reports it seems to be fine: AMD Zacate - the next great HTPC chip? - Page 27 - AVS Forum My question though is does it work well with mediaportal? I don't see why not as people are using it with XBMC fine. The Llano will have a TDP of 65watt (of course we...
I've been looking at Zacate and as long as you don't want true 3D then from reports it seems to be fine: AMD Zacate - the next...
Hi All, I am thinking about new systems (all the time ;-) and I was reading the Intel / AMD roadmaps. Basically I would like to...
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Fun to read :) I know the feeling !!!
Fun to read :) I know the feeling !!!
So I finally decided to upgrade the old HTPC for something a little more wizzer. The processor seems fine - as does the memory -...
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The Zotac zbox range seem to be popular as clients - see here M.
The Zotac zbox range seem to be popular as clients - see here M.
See post regarding the new Zotac Zbox AD02 here...
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Hi all, I am new to this forum but i am very interested in building my own htpc. Here is my setup: Case: Antec ISK 300-65 Motherboard: ASUS E35M1-I Deluxe Memory: Kingston ValueRAM DIMM 4 GB DDR3-1066 System Disk: OCZ Vertex2 E 2,5" SSD 60 GB (SATA 300) Data disk: Samsung HM641JI 640 GB (SATA 300) TV-tuner: TBS...
Hi all, I am new to this forum but i am very interested in building my own htpc. Here is my setup: Case: Antec ISK 300-65...
Hi all, I am new to this forum but i am very interested in building my own htpc. Here is my setup: Case: Antec ISK 300-65...
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