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HTPC and XBMC Setup (Video)

AMD Athlon II X2 245 Regor
Gigabyte GA-MA785GM-US2H
Wintec AMPX 4GB PC2 6400
Sapphire Radeon HD 5750

The XBMC skin is Aeon Phil65, and the version of XBMC is 9.11 RC1.

One of the things I didn’t get to talk about was EventGhost, which has replaced Girder for my automation. This is what the Firefly interfaces with to get things going on the PC. EventGhost has a more modern interface than Girder, is arguably easier to use, and is 100% free. My migration to this application has gone off smoothly. Swapping displays a little less so, for the reason that MS switched up how priorities get handled in Win7. I now have to actively disable a screen and set the other as primary, which is a bit more cumbersome than anticipated. D3D also doesn’t play nicely with secondary displays. I’m still working out a solution to automate this a little easier. Aside from that I apologize for the brevity of the ending, I needed to keep it under 10 minutes or risk running into an episode 2 for only 30 seconds more worth of video.

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