Finally, the waiting is Over!! Here's my HTPC!! - Printable Version
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- tomal2k - 2011-03-14 08:21
nice setup, this will lead to a long story but i'll keep mine short . my "Project" stared last year when didn't quite have lot of content, still burning .avi on DVD and watching it on my DVD player. we got a 55" led that came with few surprises, can't watch any avi's any more as they look shit, along with loosing 4 years on personal pictures which was my own fault. i was forced to get a NAS with raid so I don’t loose any more data. anyway with NAS i got more space that lead to Blurays and HTPC in consideration. Like many people here my wife will never tick a budget [more than $300] that only plays movies on tv, so had to go Economy mode. After a long research i got ASRock 330HT [barebone] i had a spare 80gig HD and 2 Gig DDR2 ram. The system is almost perfect but obviously has occasional hiccups being Atom plus I can’t Rum AEON MQ because it is too slow on this PC. My current setup is ASRock ION330HT+80SATA HD+2GB DDR2 Ram+XBMC Live. Atom is good because I am going Green from last year. My Question to you is:
How is the power consumption on your device.
What was the total spent? [I live in Australia]
- eskro - 2011-03-14 08:38
not sure how to calculate the power here...
but i have to say its very low as i make my htpc sleep after only 1 minute of inactivity... so,
i save alot by doing that...
u can use aeon skin mq2, its basic mode should be running good on your system...
but getting an SSD would definitely make things snappier for you!!!
- wicky - 2011-03-14 09:33
By my count the parts in your original post should consume a peak of about 210w, typical load would be 110-130w, depending on how you are configured for cool n' quiet and such. During sleep mode it'll be a lot less than that, in the teens perhaps.
- eskro - 2011-03-14 17:08
then, i have to say its very good
- osirisjem - 2011-03-15 07:16
Does this work well for controlling Windows 7 from the Couch ?
- eskro - 2011-03-15 16:11
osirisjem, its best thing in the world period!!
- HansP - 2011-03-15 16:47
harmony one rulez !
nic ething tough
- tvwatcher - 2011-03-17 22:55
as far as the rii keyboard goes, hows the range? also what if the battery dies? easily replaceable? looks real nice for the price...
- eskro - 2011-03-17 23:12
its the perfect XBMC remote for me!!
i havent notice any issues with range so far...
but im like 5 meters away from my HDTV when sitting on my Sofa....
i tried the Bluetooth version at first but,
not sure if it was only mine but,
it did not work properly and it had bad reception and keyboard wasn't
always responding and the item itself just felt buggy,,,
so i've RMA'ed it,,,
I got the RF 2.4GHz version now and im at peace since then....
Probably a dumb question but... - marcozd - 2011-03-18 21:39
How are you getting the sound to your TV?
Is it coming through the HMDI cable?
I am just a bit confused as to the difference between the GT210 and GT430.
Again, I realize this is a dumb question...