Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 7th Aug 2011 22:46 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems And yes, another item, right away. I'm on the hunt for a mini-ITX motherboard for use in a living room HTPC, and considering there's so much choice out there, I'm a little confused. Then I realised I have you people to help me out, and, well, one thing led to another.
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Two media boxes
by 3rdalbum on Tue 9th Aug 2011 10:53 UTC
3rdalbum
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2008-05-26

Just buy two of those media boxes that plug into your TV and let you stream media from your computer.

Make sure one of those boxes can act as a NAS if you plug a USB hard drive into it. If desired, the other box can be one with a PVR in it (they exist).

Now you've got a noiseless, low-power, appliance-style media center on a tiny budget. When my home server dies I'll just buy a third media box and plug a USB hard drive into it.

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