My ultimate HTPC setup (I got carried away)

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mrming Offline
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Hardware:

AMD64 powered slim HTPC - 4GB RAM, 3TB storage, ATI Radeon 3200 graphics
TBS6981 DVB-S2 (digital satellite) TV tuner card
Microsoft MCE remote

Software:

Ubuntu 10.04 (64 bit)
MythTV backend (for recording TV)
Mythweb (web interface for remote scheduling)
XBMC with Xeebo skin, MythBox and BBC iPlayer plugins
Transmission torrent client with web interface
AirVideo server for streaming to iPhone / iPad
VirtualBox running a TinyXP VM for iTunes / Spotify Premium and VNC server (for remote control of Spotify)
Apple Remote app for iPhone / iPad (for music, podcasts, Internet radio)
SNES9X and Gens/GS (Megadrive / Genesis) emulators launching from XBMC
WiiMote and classic controller extender for control of games

All of the above is plugged into a Samsung 40" HD1080 LCD, and audio is routed via my hi-fi.

I've just ordered a Pioneer AV amp / receiver that can be controlled remotely via iOS app - this will be the missing piece of the puzzle, along with (eventually) some surround speakers.

Edit - forgot to mention - the machine is on a 20MB DSL line with static IP and a custom domain applied so I can use services like AirVideo and set up recordings / torrents from pretty much anywhere.

So what do you think? Have I missed anything out? Any further suggestions as to how I can pimp the setup some more?! Big Grin
(This post was last modified: 2011-09-18 13:05 by mrming.)
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toineb Offline
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Icefilms

HTPC #1
PC: Home Built
Processor: i5 - 2500k
GPU: Asus GTX 560 Ti
Ram: 8 GB
XBMC: 13.1 Gotham – RC1
Skin: Aeon Nox 4.1.9

HTPC#2
PC: Zotac ZBOX HD-ND22-U
Processor: Intel dual core CULV SU2300
GPU: Nvidia Ion
Ram: 4 GB
XBMC: 13.1 Gotham – RC1
Skin: Aeon Nox 5

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mrming Offline
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toineb Wrote:Icefilms

Woah! Wink
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a5ian300zx Offline
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nice - do you have any pics of the setup?
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