[Chugalug] Retooling... Home Entertainment - Linux Centric ?

Chad Smith chad78 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 26 20:30:44 UTC 2013


XBMC hasn't required an Xbox in close to a decade.

*- Chad W. Smith*


On Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 2:57 PM, Eric Wolf <ebwolf at gmail.com> wrote:

> 1. Samsung "home theater" (Bluray player with an amp built in). I have the
> lowest model with the tube-based amplifier.
>
> 2. Roku player plugged into the Samsung. The Samsung has it's own app
> store and can stream Netflix but the apps all suck. The Roku is much, much
> better.
>
> 3. Plex on my NAS (not in the living room). Plex provides a "channel" on
> the Roku that streams videos, MP3s, photo albums. You can also view content
> from Plex on almost any device. And yes, Plex is a descendent of XBMC but
> doesn't require an X-Box.
>
> -Eric
>
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> Eric B. Wolf                           720-334-7734
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> On Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 1:25 PM, Chad Smith <chad78 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Buy a ps3
>> On Sep 26, 2013 2:13 PM, "Mike Harrison" <cluon at geeklabs.com> wrote:
>>
>>> I'd like to build a single Linux box to:
>>>
>>>   1. Play Blu-ray and DVD movies  (might even use an external drive)
>>>   2. Power internally a 5.1 (7.1... ) speaker system, or feed one..
>>>   3. Store music library and image library...
>>>   4. Output video/audio via HDMI
>>>
>>> Is the current state of the art still:  XBMC   (https://xbmc.org)
>>>
>>> Any favorite hardware to look at for running XBMC? I'm looking for good
>>> value, not the cheapest. Reasonable quiet.. I'd prefer buying a box that it
>>> all "just worked on".
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