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- Linus82 - 2010-11-03 11:28
NotShorty Wrote:Classy. The vase and candles on your coffee table are pretty phallic though. Just saying...
No shit wife insist, so to keep the family peace i let her have em there.
Quite annoying tough.
- wbread99 - 2010-11-13 22:12
khalid7412002 Wrote:here is my main set up
Am waiting for the Bose flames to come in. LOL! I love em, but everybody has an opinion.
My Setup - Darkfall - 2010-11-14 11:40
I have the following (takes a deep breath):
- 5 boxes total (upstairs and downstairs bathrooms, upstairs and downstairs living rooms, and master bedroom)
- Mini-Box M350 chassis
- Zotac ION Motherboard
- 2Gb RAM
- Kingston 30Gb SSD
- Running XBMC 9.11 Live installed to SSD with a couple of little tweaks to the RSS feed (local news feed)
- Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (Virtual Machine running on VMWare ESX 4.1 host, along with a few other virtual machines)
- 3TB of usable storage via 4-drive RAID5 array
- Supermicro dual XEON quad-core XEON motherboard
- 12Gb RAM
- 4 x Western Digital RE3 1Tb Enterprise Drives in hot-swap bays
- Areca ARC-1212 PCI-Express RAID adapter
Everything is connected via a 24-Port HP ProCurve managed switch in the garage. The bathroom HTPC boxes are both connected to 24" Dell UltraSharp LCDs, the bedroom HTPC is connected to a 23.5" Dell UltraSharp LCD (on a massive monitor arm, so the display sits right over my face when I lay in bed, but can be moved out of the way with just a gentle push), the upstairs living room is connected to a Sharp 52" LCD, and downstairs living room uses a 50" Panasonic 50" plasma.
In the bathrooms, I Adesso waterproof USB number pads with the keys all mapped to various functions on the XBMC boxes they're connected to (the boxes actually live in the master bedroom closet, with cables going through the walls and floor from the bathrooms). The Dell 24" displays are in custom enclosures behind the tile, with a thick, tempered, sealed glass front. There are 8" roof speakers in each bathroom for audio, and a headphone jack in the wall beside each bathtub (the jack is wired to a relay that switches the audio to the jack from the speakers when the headphones plug in).
In the living room, the HTPC box is connected to a Yamaha amp for audio, with 3 pairs of speakers (1 floor standing pair, and 2 ceiling mounted pair - one in the living room, and the other in the kitchen behind the living room. Good for parties to get the music spread around without having the blast it out of one room). I also have speakers on the deck connected to the whole mess - all of the speakers connect through an 8-channel balanced speaker switch with volume controls for each set of speakers. Everything is controlled by a Logitech Harmon 890 remote with the RF adapter (so I can change music without worrying about line of sight).
I went a little nuts - but I'm happy with it all. Everything works great!
I don't have photos on hand, but I could take some if people want to see stuff - just let me know what you want to see in the pictures, and I'll snap a few shots.
- Superorb - 2010-11-14 16:56
^^ Yeah, I think photos are required in your case
Bathroom setups are pretty moot for me since I want to get in/out to get back to what I was watching on the big screen. Do you have everything run from a single database so you can leave 1 room and pick up where you left off in another room? Pretty elaborate.
- dopus - 2010-11-14 17:55
Panasonic tx-p46g20 plasma tv with thx mode.
Onkyo Sr608 sorround receiver
Point of view minilaptop with intel atom and nvidia ion (hdmi out)2 gig ram
running dual boot linux and windows with the latest xbmc for both os.
Xbox 1 with XBMC (over 5 years of showing movies ant tv episodes....great box...misses its simplicity
Dreambox 500s sat tuner (linux)
LG bdp 550 blue ray player
dynaudio center speaker
B&W 602 dual wired front speakers with upgraded components
audio pro 12" active sub
audio pro rear speakers
5 port network switch (to small...ned 8 ports)
asus p5k delux
core 2 duo q8200 2.4Hhz quadcore
4 gig reaper 1066 ddr2 Ram
4 Terra bytes of storrage
dual screen setup 2x samsung xl2370 LED
Photos and the bathroom - Darkfall - 2010-11-15 00:46
Superorb Wrote:^^ Yeah, I think photos are required in your case
I'll get some photos together as soon as I can. I actually watch movies and TV while sitting in the jet tub - so no rush to get in and out and back to the living room.
The XBMC boxes aren't aware of each other - they all just get their media from the same server. So, they all see the same music, movies, and TV shows, but they don't synchronize watched data or remember where I was when I stopped watching a show in another room.
I did find that running around the house, telling all the boxes to update their library was a pain in the butt - until I started using Ember Media Manager and the XBMC plug in. With the plug in, I can have EMM scrape the new show, then click to have all of the XBMC boxes update automatically right from inside EMM. Very nice - saves me a ton of time.
- humferier - 2010-11-15 12:22
Darkfall Wrote:The XBMC boxes aren't aware of each other - they all just get their media from the same server. So, they all see the same music, movies, and TV shows, but they don't synchronize watched data or remember where I was when I stopped watching a show in another room.
A centralized DB could be a solution for you (Read this topic, or make a search about "mysql" )
- Th3R00st3r - 2010-11-16 01:37
Quote:The XBMC boxes aren't aware of each other - they all just get their media from the same server. So, they all see the same music, movies, and TV shows, but they don't synchronize watched data or remember where I was when I stopped watching a show in another room.
Also you could look at this article on Lifehacker..
- sfinx - 2010-11-16 14:06
Darkfall Wrote:I went a little nuts - but I'm happy with it all. Everything works great!
Some pictures would indeed be nice, especially of the bathroom setup!
- mason - 2010-11-16 16:13
@Darkfall you defiantly have to check out this solution! works flawless for me and is pretty nice to have this centralized http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=83840!