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    I thought I'd start up a new home AV thread since I've recently updated my bedroom setup.

    Some of you may note that my TV is much smaller than the one in the thread on AC. I decided that the TV I had was too big for the room and that I'd go for a smaller TV but with a better screen (previous TV was an old 1080p Samsung 40" LCD but TV's have come a long way in 5 years).

    Anyway here is mine as it stands:
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    Starting from the top:
    1080p LG TV with passive 3D
    Sky box (used for Freesat)
    Pioneer BDP-LX71 (one of the best Bluray players around according to a lot of people, now superseded by the Pioneer Elite range though)
    Sony STR-DB940
    HP Proliant ML115 (this is a quad core VMware server that stores my media, runs my Plesk media server and does my automatic download of TV episodes as soon as they are available)
    PS3 (used for 3D Blurays)
    Logitech Harmony 700 remote to control it all (with the PS3 adapter)
    There is a Roku XS out of sight (the remote is bluetooth)
    TheCorsa's friendly predator

    I like my women like I like my laptop. Thin, virus free and on my lap



  • #2
    That's what I'm aiming for, need to get a computer set up as currently still using my laptop.

    What kind of price range is your computer?
    Originally posted by Dave
    Originally posted by Stephen Fry
    [B]"It's now very common to hear people say, 'I'm rather offended by that.' As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more... than a whine. 'I find that offensive.' It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that.' Well, so ****ing what."

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Tim View Post
      That's what I'm aiming for, need to get a computer set up as currently still using my laptop.

      What kind of price range is your computer?
      It's an entry level HP server, you can't buy them anymore (although they are on eBay - search ML115 G5). They do a MicroServer for about 170 IIRC but it's nowhere near as powerful as mine. A colleague has one an runs Ubuntu Server with Plex on it just fine, it doesn't transcode stuff as quick but it's fine and a lot quieter (the ML115 gets very loud - I often turn it off to lower room temperature and noise).
      TheCorsa's friendly predator

      I like my women like I like my laptop. Thin, virus free and on my lap


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      • #4
        Ill take a look at that, Ubuntu and plex is what I'm wanting something to do.
        Originally posted by Dave
        Originally posted by Stephen Fry
        [B]"It's now very common to hear people say, 'I'm rather offended by that.' As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more... than a whine. 'I find that offensive.' It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that.' Well, so ****ing what."

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        • #5
          If you need a hand let me know, I'm pretty experienced in it

          Did you get my library showing in your Plex?
          TheCorsa's friendly predator

          I like my women like I like my laptop. Thin, virus free and on my lap


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          • #6
            32" Samsung smart tv, Netgear NAS, LG Blu Ray 2player with 2.1 and a raspberry pi

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            • #7
              No I haven't figured it out yet, do I need to go premium?
              Originally posted by Dave
              Originally posted by Stephen Fry
              [B]"It's now very common to hear people say, 'I'm rather offended by that.' As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more... than a whine. 'I find that offensive.' It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that.' Well, so ****ing what."

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Tim View Post
                No I haven't figured it out yet, do I need to go premium?
                No - log in to Sign In | Plex and there should be an invite at the bottom. Or click the link in the email you would have received last week/week before.
                TheCorsa's friendly predator

                I like my women like I like my laptop. Thin, virus free and on my lap


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                • #9
                  Done it now, ill have to have a browse through
                  Originally posted by Dave
                  Originally posted by Stephen Fry
                  [B]"It's now very common to hear people say, 'I'm rather offended by that.' As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more... than a whine. 'I find that offensive.' It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that.' Well, so ****ing what."

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Tim View Post
                    Done it now, ill have to have a browse through
                    I'm about to turn it off so it'll soon disappear
                    TheCorsa's friendly predator

                    I like my women like I like my laptop. Thin, virus free and on my lap


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                    • #11
                      Also do these servers have all the harddrive a in?

                      I've looked on eBay and there seems to be a few devices for this; mainly android base with xbmc on, however I would then need to add external storage as well.
                      Originally posted by Dave
                      Originally posted by Stephen Fry
                      [B]"It's now very common to hear people say, 'I'm rather offended by that.' As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more... than a whine. 'I find that offensive.' It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that.' Well, so ****ing what."

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Tim View Post
                        Also do these servers have all the harddrive a in?

                        I've looked on eBay and there seems to be a few devices for this; mainly android base with xbmc on, however I would then need to add external storage as well.
                        The servers do yes, mine has 4 bays for drives (and an internal USB which has the operating system on it). The MicroServer also has 4 bays and internal USB.
                        If you run Plex you may find XBMC is a bit of a faff in comparison, Plex is great for running it through the entire house on all devices, XBMC is great for just 1 place (watch list etc doesn't sync without some trickery). I'd recommend Plex over XBMC to anyone, I switched and find it to be much better.
                        TheCorsa's friendly predator

                        I like my women like I like my laptop. Thin, virus free and on my lap


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                        • #13
                          I'm looking to set this kind of thing up. I'm planning to use plex and sream to my tv via my 360. If i had NAS attached to my router and then use plex on my phone, would it work?
                          Originally posted by Vegas
                          When I hit boost me fuel runs out

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                          • #14
                            You need a Plex server, if you NAS can run that then it's fine, but not many can.
                            TheCorsa's friendly predator

                            I like my women like I like my laptop. Thin, virus free and on my lap


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                            • #15
                              **** me if i see the work Plex again, someone is going to get ****ing suplexed!

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