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i was thinking about a building a cheap HTPC or getting a cheap lappy to use as a htpc but I also want a Android tablet.

is there a tablet that will work well for that or will all of them have that ability.

main thing would be to be able to clone it to my TV. i have a LG 55" LV5500 which has 4 HDMI ports so i suppose i can do it as long as the tablet has a hdmi on it as well (mini or standard)

Any thoughts on this or other ideas? Thanks
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post #2 of 11
I don't know of an Android tablet that could handle the quality you would want in an HTPC.
Win7 you could do the Eee Slate, but at it's price I don't think that it is worth it.
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post #3 of 11
No, not yet. The hardware is not up to it.
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A Llano build is best for HTPC imo.
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You could just build a htpc for under $200, I can use my sig rig as one. But that is being parted out.
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Originally Posted by AMDrocks View Post
A Llano build is best for HTPC imo.
yeah that maybe true but I say the i3 1156 sockets do just as well if not a little bit better.
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post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by Thermaltake View Post
You could just build a htpc for under $200, I can use my sig rig as one. But that is being parted out.
$200?? Idk about all that, case, os, psu? OS is half that, not everyone pirates (not saying you do)


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yeah that maybe true but I say the i3 1156 sockets do just as well if not a little bit better.
I'd say from a pure htpc standpoint they both are more then adequate. If you want to do some light gaming etc. then thats a different story.
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post #8 of 11
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i have ablu ray player and all that so i guess when i say HTPC its a little more than i really mean..... it wouldnt be used for movies just music since my surround sound speakers are much better than my PC speakers!! and i would like to make it simple so other people can just scroll through and pick music.
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Do you have a network ready DLNA receiver? If that's the case, often you can play your itunes folder directly through your receiver and use (if you have one) any touch idevice as a remote.
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post #10 of 11
Yes, any android tablet out now can play up to lower end 720p stock. My transformer plays high end 720p overclocked. Now, you said you have a blue ray, so that's not that important. The tablet will also do youtube on the TV. Of course, it will also play music, streamed or local to the device.

I'll add, if this is the prime, or major use for the device, I HIGHLY recommend going the iOS route. If you combine an iPad (or even an iPod I believe) with an Apple TV, you can do some very impressive stuff wirelessly. I really hope Google adds that to Google TV. It's a very cool combo.
    
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