I am new to LMCE and would greatly appreciate any help.
I am looking for a Media Director/Core that is fairly QUIET and will be used to record the TV, record and play DVDs, play DivX files etc, play music, play streaming internet radio, surf the internet, act as network storage (e.g. configured as an FTP server), and possibly host a website. I am sure i will think of more uses ;-)
Below is my idea of the PC specs.
a) Case NanoPoint Aplus GL-3 Media Center Compact Case
b) PSU PSU 650W Modular 12cm Fan - 20+4pin 4/8pin ATX12V, PCI-E, 3x SATA
c) Mobo A8N32-SLI Deluxe M/B (SLI, Dual network ports)
d) CPU AMD 4200 64 X2 processor
e) Heatsink Scythe Ninja-PLUS Rev B Socket 478, 754, 940, 775, 939 & AM2 CPU Cooler
f) Graphics ASUS 7600GS SLi SILENT 256MB DDR2 DVI VGA HDTV out AGP Graphics Card
g) DVD Optiarc AD-7191S 20X DVD±RW/DL/RAM LightScribe Serial ATA Black Bare Drive - OEM
h) TVtuner WinTV HVR 1300 DVB-T Digital & Analog & FM - PC TV Card
i) Wifi Netgear WG311 Wireless-G 54Mbps PCI Card
j) HDD Sata II - 350 GB Western digital
1) Any comments on the setup?
2) Is SLi a feature that is supported by LMCE? Or is this something transparent to the OS (i.e. the Mobo takes care of it)?
3) I found no documentation about WinTV HVR 1300 support.
Assuming it works in LMCE, is the hardware encoding of this card used by LMCE or does the CPU take all the encoding load?
Has anyone any experience with the TV tuner and it's remote?
4) Can you switch on from hibernate (or even from shutdown) the LMCE box using the MCE IR remote? Does this depend on the Case, the Motherboard and Bios, or the IR receiver?
Any help appreciated.