htpc

Forum discussion tagged with htpc.
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    Question Looking for mid-tower cases that can sit horizontally

    Hey all - long time reader but just created an account as I'm working on my first PC build (I can't believe it has taken me this long...). This is going in the living room so I want something that can lay horizontally, but it doesn't need to be a "HTPC" style case since the ones I've found are...
  2. Revolution 11

    Which Laptop is best for HTPC?

    I will be buying a laptop for my parents. It will replace a Core 2 Duo P7570 @ 2.26GHz. There are a lot of great laptops out there but all of the laptops that could drive a 4KTV seem to lack wired gigabit Ethernet or HDMI 2.0 ports. Which laptop can be used as a ad-hoc HTPC and also has wired...
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    Old gaming pc as htpc vs nvidia shield

    Novice Member Hi I have an old gaming rig that I am thinking of using as a plex server. However I have just seen that the nvidia shield can now run in server mode. My question is, what would be a better setup? Both options would use a wd 4tb external hardrive usb 3.0 Computer specs Cpu - i7 950...
  4. Ken g6

    HTPC + Vizio TV = No Signal

    I have an HTPC I put together awhile back. It has an i3-6100 on an ASUS H110S2/CSM motherboard. When I plug its HDMI out into my ASUS monitor, it works. I also have a Vizio E321VL 32 720p 60Hz LCD HDTV. When I plug in a Blu-Ray player or ATSC tuner to its HDMI ports, it works too. (Except...
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    ramble about a recent 'no post' experience...

    So... I have built maybe a couple dozen computers in 20 years and never had this happen. Thought it may help someone... Had a PC chugging along just fine (3 year old build, non-overclocked, high end components) that just refused to boot the other morning. Cracked the case, just about ZERO...
  6. Revolution 11

    Which Laptops have HDMI 2.0 Ports?

    So after buying a 4K OLED TV, and wanting to test out HDR, I am in the market for a laptop to serve as a HTPC to connect to my NAS. (I also need a new laptop). The TV is LG OLED65B7A Series B7. I had decided on the Acer Aspire E 15 E5-576G-5762 for its Kabylake CPU and MX150 GPU. Then it...
  7. Ken g6

    Linux installed to USB drive won't boot

    I'm trying to get my HTPC with an ASUS H110S2 motherboard to boot Xubuntu 17.04. For complicated reasons, I can only use an M.2 drive internally, and I don't have one of those. So I'm trying to install to and boot from a hard drive connected by one of these to a USB3 port. The USB stick I use...
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    Upgrading HTPC for 4K movies

    Hello; Am thinking of upgrading my current HTPC but not sure of what to upgrade. I want to watch 4K content 60Hz and stream 4K from Netflix (No gaming and no VR) Current Setup: TV: 55' Sony Bravia X90E (Has HDR) CPU: i5-660K MB: Asus X170 Pro-Gaming RAM: Corsair DDR4 32GB (2x16GB) 2133...
  9. bob4432

    MAJOR CHANGE OF PLANS - SEE POST #14; Power Consumption of NUC w/ Celeron J3455 for HTPC?

    Thinking of running a Intel NUC w/ a Celeron J3455 (BOXNUC6CAYH - along w/ 8GB DDR3L & a SanDisk SSD PLUS 120GB Solid State Drive (SDSSDA-120G-G26) for my HTPC. Was wondering if anybody has info on what it pulls from the wall streaming a 1920x1080 x265 w/ DTS audio video file. Current HTPC is...
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    Zotac ZBox features MXM 480, 1060 or 1070 in tiny form factor PC

    480: https://www.computerbase.de/2016-11/zbox-magnus-erx480-radeon/ 1060: https://www.computerbase.de/2016-10/zotac-zbox-magnus-en1060-test/ 1070: https://www.computerbase.de/2016-08/grafik-power-zotac-kombiniert-mini-pc-mit-gtx-1060-und-1070/ Maybe they can breathe some life into steam...
  11. SaurusX

    Prioritize HD Homerun data with Asus RT-AC68P

    I've been trying to set up my router so that the HD Homerun (a network TV tuner) traffic is prioritized over all else. It's very annoying to have recorded a show, but have it glitched out, because a file was being transferred somewhere on the network. I've been unsuccessful when trying to...
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    Ideas about a Steam Box Build

    Hi all After getting my new TV (with HDMI 2.0 and AVR with HDMI 2.0, I am interested in the idea of attaching a PC for gaming to it for all multi-platform games, as I always use a x360 controller anyway (even shooters). Input lag has so far not been an issue when using xbox360 and ps4, the...