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I thought I'd give an update on my current setup. I haven't seen any exactly like it on here. I no longer have a HTPC connected to the TV. I now have a Roku at the TV streaming from a media server.





ROKU SPECS
Roku HD

Channels I Use the Most
Plex - Streams from media server.
Hulu Plus - Streaming Hulu.
Twonky Beam - Beam things from Smartphone to TV.
Slacker Radio - Music streaming.

MEDIA SERVER
Specs:
Motherboard - Foxconn M61PMV AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 6100 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
Case - Rosewill R6426-P BK ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Power Supply - Antec earthwatts EA380 380W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.0 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Processor - AMD Athlon X2 BE-2300 Brisbane 1.9GHz Socket AM2 45W Dual-Core Processor ADH2300DOBOX
Memory - 2 Gigs
Hard Drives - 2 500GB WD Green Drives and 2 500GB old drives - Total of 2TB. I plan on expanding.

Software:
OS - Windows Server 2008
Emit - Stream to smartphone and tablet. If I can get it to work.
Plex Server - Stream TV shows and movies to Roku, smartphone and tablet.
Couchpotato
Sickbeard
uTorrent
Google Music Uploader
PC Monitor - Can monitor my server from any browsers or Android app. Has push notifications for updates to the server.
Goodsync - Used to backup pictures and music to a different hard drive
Growler for Windows - Sends notifications to smartphone via Squealer Android app and sends notification to other desktop.





DVR
Dish Network 722K - Still going strong.

TV AND SOUND SPECS
42" RCA 1080P LCD HDTV
Pioneer Receiver and surround speakers
Sony Powered Subwoofer - just used for movies.
Phillips learning remote control - Best $12 I ever spent.
Harmony 550 remote control - USB port stopped working so I just use this for the HTPC now.

ROUTER
WNDR3400V2

OTHER WIRELESS DEVICES
Kodak Frame
Next Thermostat

OTHER ANDROID APPS USED
uTorrent Remote
PC Monitor - View media server stats
Couch Fowarder - Used to browser Sickbeard and Couchpotato
Beam - Used in conjunction with Twonky Beam
Squealer - Used in conjunction with Growler for Windows
Emit Free - Testing. Right now only local network works.
Plex - Steams from media server to smartphone and tablet.

HTPC SOFTWARE I'VE USED IN THE PAST
1. Yahoo Go! TV
2. Meedio
3. XBMC
4. Boxee



OLD SETUP
2nd Setup Built March 2008 - Currently my sons computer located in his room.
1st Setup Built Feb. 2007
Edited by dhrandy - 1/21/13 at 1:04pm