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New to LinuxMCE
« on: March 17, 2008, 09:49:03 am »
      Hello everyone, I am really glad I found this site. I have recently came back to Linux and have been playing around with streaming my media to my TV. I have been using a Netgear EVA8000 box on 1 TV. Works OK but not what I want for an end product. I started doing research on MCE. I am not fond of the way Widows MCE is. After watching some video's and reading the forums I have decided on LinuxMCE. I am moving into a new house with in 3 months and I have started the planning stage to set this up through out my whole house. Anyone have any suggestions or advice would be love to hear from you. I have set up Phase's so that I can fully use the LinuxMCE through out the house. I would really like to get some ideas of what Equipment I should buy. I do have about 6 PC's running in the house 3 of them being Ubuntu.

   For the first Phase I need to get some equipment. I want to set up a Core, 2 kids rooms with Directors that can be used as normal computer for the kids, 1 director for our living room, 1 Director for the master bedroom that we can use as a PC. I am going to set up a Gig network. Could use some help with hardware for a new install from the ground up. I will have a server closet centrally located for all the gear to be in.

Thanks everyone in advance for all the help.

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Re: New to LinuxMCE
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2008, 05:43:29 am »
Looks like I am going to go with the MSI Media Live barebones for my Directors.
http://www.msicomputer.com/product/p_spec.asp?model=Media_Live&class=npc

Not sure about the Core. Any help would be great.

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Re: New to LinuxMCE
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2008, 09:39:11 am »
Anyone out there help out with some harddware ideas please?

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Re: New to LinuxMCE
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2008, 09:47:59 am »
I'm using an Asus M2NPV-VM for my core, and I'm very happy with it (Fiire's Fire Station uses it at well). The wiki has a lot of recomendations as well..

A lot depends on what you want (HDMI output? Component HD output? etc..)

As far as media directors, I have an old Dell, and old Gateway and an older off-brand computer all running just fine for the most part.

Do your research though and go with known-working setups to make things go smooth

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Re: New to LinuxMCE
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2008, 12:30:00 pm »
i'm very happy with my setup, see the link downwards.

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