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A Complete HTPC (XBMC, PLEX, HULU, Amazon and Netflix)

A Complete HTPC (XBMC, PLEX, HULU, Amazon and Netflix)
I want to share my complete HTPC setup with everyone. I will touch from hardware to software. Since I understand the simpler I keep thing the nicer and smoother they work. Also less complains from the wife. Unlike most I don’t like to spend hundred of dollars in hardware equipment. Specially if I don’t have to. My PC is low powered as far as CPU wise but it has hardware acceleration (GPU) and very low on power consumption. Let’s get to hardware PC: Intel NUC DCCP847DYE (graphic card with hardware acceleration, Intel QuickSync), 120GB SSD and 4GB Ram Tuner: HDHomerun Prime (network tuner and cable card) Receiver: Yamaha RX-V775 Storage: QNap TS-559 Pro+ Remote: Harmony Ultimate Software: Windows...
February 5, 2015 | 690 Views | Watch & Learn

How To Upgrade: Used PC to HTPC

How To Upgrade: Used PC to HTPC
In this video I cover how I upgraded an existing Personal Computer into a Home Theater Personal Computer. I discuss the components I kept, which ones I got rid of, and what parts I purchased to incorporate into the new system. by Samuel Valencia
May 11, 2013 | 704 Views | Watch & Learn

QNAP NAS as HTPC using HD Station with QNAP Remote

QNAP NAS as HTPC using HD Station with QNAP Remote
QNAP NAS TS-269 PRO-US CPU: Intel Atom D2700 Processor (2.13GHz, Dual Core) Memory: 1GB DDR3 RAM, Expandable up to 3GB Flash Memory: 512MB DOM HDD Capacity: 2x 3.5-Inch or 2.5-Inch SATA2/SATA3 HDD or SSD eSATA: 1x eSATA Port (rear) Fan: 1x 7cm 12V DC quiet cooling fan USB: 2x USB 3.0 Ports (rear), 3x USB 2.0 Ports (1 front, 2 rear); Support USB printer, pen drive, USB hub, and USB UPS by geekyranjit
April 20, 2013 | 172 Views | Watch & Learn

HTPC Mini-ITX Build

HTPC Mini-ITX Build
Was having Lan Party with some friends. Decided to retired my Raspberry Pi and and build myself a real HTPC with Fusion components. Will be primary for movies with XBMC. by Aurahead
January 5, 2013 | 327 Views | Watch & Learn

Guide: Create a 3D sound environment

Guide: Create a 3D sound environment
The technologies capable of extending the 3D effect to the soundtrack of movies and games on your home theater. The image is often considered more important than the sound for the industry and the public in general. The justification for this lies in the physiological, psychological and even sociological related to the sense of vision, responsible for 80% of the information received from the external...
December 31, 2012 | 80 Views | HTPC Guides, Watch & Learn

Using Windows 8 on a HTPC

Using Windows 8 on a HTPC
A quick demonstration of Windows 8 on my HTPC including the advantages and limitations of the Metro front end. by nxsfan
November 18, 2012 | 265 Views | Watch & Learn

Guide: Stream videos or music to a PC via AirPlay

Guide: Stream videos or music to a PC via AirPlay
If you have an iPhone or an iPad or an iSomething, you can use the AirPlay feature to stream videos or music on certain devices that support this protocol as a stereo amp, your TV or your media center. But did you know it was also possible to stream the same content to a Windows PC? So, how? Well it’s simple, but it is done in 2 steps… If you want to receive an audio stream from an iTunes...
October 27, 2012 | 80 Views | HTPC Guides, Watch & Learn

AMD Trinity: the A10-5700 demo in a fanless system

AMD Trinity: the A10-5700 demo in a fanless system
In Japan, the AMD team has unveiled a little surprise at the presentation of the Trinity APU: a fully fanless system. Ideal for an HTPC, for example, the machine used a Streacom FC5 case with an AMD A10-5700 APU. This APU was mounted on an Asus F2A85-M Pro motherboard with 8GB of DDR3 and a Corsair Force GT SSD. Cooling has surely been slightly modified in order to fit to the FM2 socket, but the...
October 3, 2012 | 362 Views | Watch & Learn
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