I am curious what HTPC setups members of the forum are running and their intended use.
I have used Plex, WDTV-Live, Nexus Player, Minix Neo and other Android Mini-PC devices. In addition I use various Ro[censored] and Smart TV apps built into the Vizio tvs. And of course Windows Media Center. But for the most part it seems like I need to teach everyone which HDMI input is used for what and I am hoping someone can give me some pointers on which platform I should consider that can give me an all-in-one experience for local files and streaming online services.
I am considering an Nvidia Shield TV and getting an HD HomeRun device that can stream the cable feed but am not sure if that would offer a considerable improvement vs the Nexus Player.
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I only say Win10 for gaming as test have shown it is better thanSteamOS.
Believe it or not, Tivo actually makes a pretty good solution that lets you record 4 shows at once, and stream Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu Plus, Vudu, YouTube, Pandora, and a few others. You can also get Tivo mini's for other rooms that will connect back to the primary unit to stream recorded shows and live TV.
The catch is, that it only works with Cable providers. So it will not work with DirecTV and fiber providers like U-Verse and Google Fiber.
When making an HTPC do people make it with DVR capabilities and with ATSC tuner or the signal is copy protected and doesn't allow it?
You would think xD
I have often thought of building a little dedicated device, maybe fanless with atom, and running mythtv with the same card.
TiVo BOLT 500GB - when on sale sells for $230.00
There is a yearly fee but its so worth not putting together a PC DVR and just going for the simplicity of the TIVO.
Tivos can last for many years, those lifetime purchases can save a boatload of money.
Edited by user Wednesday, June 8, 2016 7:10:52 PM(UTC)
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