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Offline BobHarris  
#1 Posted : Thursday, 11 October 2012 12:52:13 p.m.(UTC)
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I,
after being disapointed by the non availability of decent media center extenders I have decided to build a small media center PC. I don't know too much about them but this is what I'm looking for.

What I want to do:

Watch and record freeview and other satellite tv channels (SD & HD)
Play movies stored on a NAS over GB ethernet using Windows Media Center.

My preferred setup would have:

Small form factor, possibly external PSU to eliminate fan noise
SSD system drive (all movies etc stored on NAS)
Decent TV Tuner
No optical drive required
Low power CPU to hopefully remove the need for a CPU fan
Possibly remote control from tablet
Wireless keyboard/mouse

Do I need a sound card or will the HDMI output to the HT Amp take care of that?

Any suggestions/ reccomendations much appreciated.

Thanks
Bob
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Offline Revogamer  
#2 Posted : Thursday, 11 October 2012 3:31:43 p.m.(UTC)
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What amp do you have?
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Offline metalor  
#3 Posted : Thursday, 11 October 2012 6:20:19 p.m.(UTC)
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He has a Pioneer VSX-521-K.

Offline BobHarris  
#4 Posted : Friday, 12 October 2012 8:33:29 a.m.(UTC)
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I currently have a Yamaha AZ1 but I'm looking to replace it with one that supports HDMI, probably a mid range Yamaha

Cheers
Bob
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