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March 10, 2014
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I have just built my main htpc and am now looking at an sff machine to go in the bedroom (to replace a Humax HD).

I have a tv tuner in the main htpc (using MediaPortal), so the sff will be the MP Client.

I assume the sff will be doing the de-interlacing of live tv, so it needs suitable graphics capability (I have an AMD A10-5700 in the main htpc). The Live TV quality needs to be the same as the main htpc.

It will need ethernet and hdmi connections. Built-in MCE IR receiver would be nice. Something that has a Vesa bracket may be beneficial as well.

Any recommendations from people in the same situation, either for a diy case (similar size to Humax HD) or a NUC/Brix/Zbox/etc?



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  • December 8, 2005
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    I have two Intel Nuc and they both work great. I use usb connected ir receivers so nothing built-in.


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  • October 26, 2007
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    I have in Intel NUC box as MP client connecting to my central TV Server:

    I have a ceiling mounted Samsung Smart TV with this computer attached on the back side and it is working really great. No problems using the remote.
    Watching TV - both SD and HD with excellent quality. Same for HD Movies.

    Best regards


    I too have looked at these for a MP client. Can you tell me what OS you run on it and what the boot time is like?

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