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Noob after some help... - camel_racer - 10-16-2012

Hey guys,

So openelec has been strongly recomended to me by a mate who is running it.

I have just purchansed a NAS system to store a heap of media on that I want to be able to stream to my TV downstairs without my main PC on. I have been looking for a couple of days now but I am so confused with it all!!

What I am wondering is what would be the best HTPC system to get to stream to my TV. Some of the files are like 15+gig and some are bluray (not sure if this makes a difference).

The way it played out in my head was that the HTPC would be reading the files off the NAS - so the HTPC would be doing all the hard work?

I would prefer not to build a system myself, and I would also be after a reasonably small system. I was thinking the Asus eb1503 however this is quite expensive and I honestly have no idea if it is overkill or not. An alternative was the Asus eb1501, but that is like 3 years old now & it scared me off, as I would prefer to spend a couple of extra dollars today rather than have to buy a new system in the future.

Thanks in advance guys.


Re: Noob after some help... - camel_racer - 10-16-2012

Oh - also I have a hardwired network point next to the TV - so no need for wireless.


Aw: Re: Noob after some help... - tor - 10-16-2012

Hi,

I think you should have a look here,

http://www.zotac.com/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=100170&lang=de&vmcchk=1&Itemid=100170


tor


Noob after some help... - lrusak - 10-16-2012

Stick with a nvidia gpu, aka an ion device.


Re: Noob after some help... - camel_racer - 10-16-2012

Cool - so any devices in particular that you would recommend? Im really not too sure how powerful a device I will need for streaming 15+gig files from my NAS.


Re: Noob after some help... - lrusak - 10-16-2012

something like this, or similar

http://ncix.com/products/?sku=60545&vpn=ZBOX%2DID41%2DU&manufacture=Zotac


Re: Noob after some help... - camel_racer - 10-16-2012

No worries - thanks heaps. That should give me a good benchmark to start with - now to find something that is the right price!


Re: Noob after some help... - camel_racer - 10-17-2012

Would the eb1033 be suitable to run openelec on?

http://usa.asus.com/Eee/EeeBox_PC/EeeBox_PC_EB1033/#specifications