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?
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.
Any suggestions or feedback?
I would like to get into YouTube Vlogging and reviewing but need a more powerful machine. But if I don't get that into it I guess I would still have a machine that I could do some gaming and regular computing.
I'm also curious which route as a consensus is better to spend the money on, newer CPU but lower tier GPU-just curious if the latest generation of processors have instruction sets that major video editing software take advantage of that an older processor would not have. Or going the route of getting video card with as many CUDA cores that I can afford and that will reduce encoding/processing time for those kinds of applications.
Google Maps - Best Maps and Navigation out there
Google Keep - Manage my tasks and to do list, grocercy list using this
Google Hangouts - Chat
Chrome Browser - no other browser installed but found Chrome to be pretty cool and fast
Google Opinion Rewards - Use this to earn Google Play credit for Movies, Apps, etc.
Hangouts Dialer - Use this for free calling over wifi
ES File Explorer - best file browser and use it for FTP Server sharing stuff over network
Dashlane - Password Manager-utilizing unmemorizable password lengths and characters
Gmail & Inbox by Google - Email apps
Outlook - Manage my Live account
Amazon Shopping - great shopping experience
VLC - Media player that plays everything I throw at it.
I wonder which brand has a better reputation.