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Alright, so my apple tv with xbmc has decided to die and I now am going to replace it with a htpc. My requirements are

full uncompressed m2ts files from blurays
xbmc
dual tv tuners to watch and record ota hd shows
full hd audio - dolby trueHD

I already had 2 hauppauge tuners in my desktop that I have been using that I will just pull for the htpc. My m2ts files are the main video files from blurays that I copy and paste to my server and are untouched. I have done a ton of research into hardware and felt confident in what I had chosen but now the more I research the less I feel confident that the hardware I am looking at is sufficent.

AMD Athlon II x2 250
G.Skill 2x2 RAM
350W PSU
HIS h545hIG 5450 1gb PGU
Gigabyte ga-m68mt-s2p motherboard

I assumed that the setup would handle all my requirements but after further research I feel that it would not. Any one have much experience with same setup or similar?
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post #2 of 6
Are you running XBMC Live (Linux) or XBMC for Windows? If it's the former, stick to Nvidia hardware.

By the way, I wasn't aware XBMC has DVR/Live TV support, now.
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I will be using windows 7 for the os. And XBMC still dosent have DVR/Live tv support, so I will be using wmc
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post #4 of 6
That hardware should handle your requirements just fine. Still, since it's so close, I'd recommend waiting to see what Llano has in store. You might not even need to buy a separate GPU.
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post #5 of 6
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I had completely forgot that they were about to debut. I did some quick searches but I couldnt find much info on what the built in gpu will be comparable too. has anyone actually had a hands on with these yet or just a looksee at CES?
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The llano will have between 6370 and 6550 linky for an APU. I need an upgrade for 1 htpc bad but am sticking it out for these to be released and will make it my primary.
I have an Athlon II x2 240 and 5450 and every now and then have a hickup, not sure if it is the GPU or network though.
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