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HTPC Group7 Small budget - anthony74700 - 2012-04-15 00:52
I need help to choose a cheap HTPC (€300). I belong to group 5 or 6 or 7 I guess... I watch 1080p 3D but not often so I don't care if the resolution pass to 720p. The thing is that I live in Europe so I don't care about Netflix etc...
I bought a popcorn Hour A300 but I'm not happy with it, it's slow, not user friendly, full of bugs and ugly jukebox...
I would like to
-use it with XBMC
- at least connectible with 3TB 3,5 Hard Drive
- With wifi, able to access to my music and photos through on my macbook pro
-If I can put games on it..perfect...
I heard about Xtreamer Ultra but many people seem to have problem with them otherwise what about the Zotac ZBOXNANOs ? do they read 3D movies?
What is the best option for me?
RE: HTPC Group7 Small budget - eskro - 2012-04-15 12:23
you want a ready made htpc? or u want to build it ?
RE: HTPC Group7 Small budget - anthony74700 - 2012-04-15 12:45
I want a ready made HTPC.. I'm curently looking at the Zotac ZBOXNANO-AD10 plus.. Is it possible to watch a movie in 3D and to play games?
RE: HTPC Group7 Small budget - eskro - 2012-04-15 16:34
no 3D for NANO...
ZBOX ID82 for 3D
RE: HTPC Group7 Small budget - anthony74700 - 2012-04-15 16:59
Thanks for your answer.. But this is out of my budget....
What is the problem with the 3D on the Nano 10? On the following link it says:
DirectX® DirectX 11
OpenGL® OpenGL 4.0
Other question, is it fast to turn on these devices??
RE: HTPC Group7 Small budget - bluray - 2012-04-15 18:15
(2012-04-15 12:45)anthony74700 Wrote: Hi eskro,@anthony-
I'm afraid that you have to step up to this "ASRock CoreHT 231B Intel Core i3 2310M" to enjoy 3d and some games......
RE: HTPC Group7 Small budget - anthony74700 - 2012-04-15 18:33
(2012-04-15 18:15)bluray Wrote:(2012-04-15 12:45)anthony74700 Wrote: Hi eskro,@anthony-
it's more than 600€.... so clearly impossible... I don't really care about the game if I can play beter if I can't not a big deal... I wana be sure I can use it to read 1080 movies, sream music from my other computer and watch a few 3D movies on it
RE: HTPC Group7 Small budget - eskro - 2012-04-15 20:43
check for Lenovo IdeaCentre Q180
RE: HTPC Group7 Small budget - bluray - 2012-04-15 22:11
(2012-04-15 20:43)eskro Wrote: check for Lenovo IdeaCentre Q180This guy "Revo 3700 or Revo RL70 or Lenovo Q180 - Any Idea?" bought it....you can find a great price on it here- [UK DEAL] Lenovo Q180
RE: HTPC Group7 Small budget - anthony74700 - 2012-04-16 12:37
(2012-04-15 20:43)eskro Wrote: check for Lenovo IdeaCentre Q180
Thanks for your advices guys!!
I have checked it and it seems interestng indeed.. However I read on a few forum that it's really slow, that the processor doesn't worst it etc
I'm hesitating.. Is there another option even a bit more expensive between the ZBOXID82 and the lenovo?
If the lenovo is powerfull enough to
Run XBMC 1080p + 3D movies from a USB HD
Stream music from my MacBook for the moment and from a NAS in the future
Compatible with Audio 5.1
Is it fast to turn on? maybe a version with a SD exist?
I'm a bit afraid of Xtreamer but for the price the ultra 2... http://www.xtreamer.net/ultra2/