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socabomb

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is it possible
« on: June 06, 2008, 04:08:45 am »
Build a decent performing media director for video/audio for under $150, is it possible?  What hardware would be suggested, taking into consideration form factor as a priority??? I understand that intel mini-itx mainboards such as the J9F2 would be prefered over via boards but the cost is also an issue. any input???

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Re: is it possible
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2008, 06:49:40 am »
probably its not possible to build a fully functional HD media director for less that $300-$400. However you could use a Digital Media Adapter to access the content on the core (The UI will be clunky and you WON'T get any integration or home automation functions). Possibly the cheapes way would be to get a Popcorn hour http://www.popcornhour.com/onlinestore/ ($179 I think) and load Swisscenter http://www.swisscenter.co.uk/ on the core to give it access to the content. The TV access will be really clunky but possible. This will give good H.264 playback and be silent.

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Re: is it possible
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2008, 07:17:51 am »
I just installed Swisscenter on 710 with no problems using this guide http://www.swisscenter.co.uk/%5C%22http://www.swisscenter.co.uk/%5C%22http://www.swisscenter.co.uk/component/option,com_simpleboard/Itemid,42/func,view/id,2735/catid,12/ except for changing the port to :8090, :8080 is used by the web panel for LMCE.