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    Re: HTPC build: Watch it happen!

    Quote Originally Posted by jonathan_phang View Post

    Oh and btw - the cartoons rule - I grew up with those too - Jayce and Centurions were awesome!!!
    Word.

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    Re: HTPC build: Watch it happen!

    Update:

    In case anyone is looking for a really, really, REALLY good add on for Media Centre, I give you MediaBrowser:

    http://www.mediabrowser.tv/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1010

    THIS
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    SH1T.

    In a good way.

    I'll grab some screenies of what it does, but it's found media information for some of my most obscure TV programs (Jayce, Street Hawk, Sledge Hammer) along with COver art, synopses (plural), backgrounds. It has configurable views (thumbs, coverflow, etc). Really, really good. Seriously. I spent AGEs looking for something that did what this does. It beats the living crap out of MyMovies (IMHO).

    I've combined it with Salami meta scraper, just to I can get all the genres, etc as I want them. Oh, and you can search by actors, etc.

    Serious wow factor.

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    Re: HTPC build: Watch it happen!

    Hmmm... that looks famailiar. It was called Starfleet? Pob255?? On in the early to mid 80s?

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    Re: HTPC build: Watch it happen!

    What, terrahawks? Check out my earlier screen shots, bottom of page 1

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    Re: HTPC build: Watch it happen!

    Quote Originally Posted by Shooty* View Post
    That's for the cartoons, and I did it ages ago. Strictly, if I could be bothered, I'd go back now and do what I did for my movies, which is to use CloneDVD. I may yet do that.
    I did a search for CloneDVD, but found 2 different versions, from different companies.
    Which one are you using?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zadock View Post
    Anyone remember this
    Quote Originally Posted by Shooty* View Post
    What, terrahawks? Check out my earlier screen shots, bottom of page 1
    Hehe, nice collection, got quite a few of those myself.


    Have you tried playing Bluray movies on it? and how does it cope with those?

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    Re: HTPC build: Watch it happen!

    Shooty* - any chance of a pic of the size of the Antec case in comparisson to your Sky box (or just an idea of how much bigger it is)?

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    Re: HTPC build: Watch it happen!

    Yep, sure thing, was going to post a batch of new shots, gimme a wee while though, I'm accumulating Fred Astaire movies for the missus.

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    Re: HTPC build: Watch it happen!

    Photos coming soon. Nippers been poorly and I've been playing with the new version of mediaBrowser.

    As regards BluRay: Once I swtiched to VGA instead of HDMI, it was great. Probably going to watch Quantum of Solace this weekend. The Duchess looked great (**** film though). TBH, standard DVDs look awesome too.

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    Re: HTPC build: Watch it happen!

    Lovely lookin PC, have been thinking about buying that case for a while, some really good pictures of the build as its always nice to see an install. Thanks for posting these
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    Re: HTPC build: Watch it happen!

    Also, if you are thinking about changing the stock fans a few of these may be nice and quiet

    http://www.specialtech.co.uk/spshop/...cat=879&page=1

    I have a few of the 120mm versions and for the price they are excellent, not high airflow but really are silent.
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    Re: HTPC build: Watch it happen!

    Right, sorry about the delay, here's some size comparison photos for ya:




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