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DLNA Streamer VS Bluray w/ DLNA VS HTPC?

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Im still a Network Noob, but can ya run/setup DLNA without UPnP? I want to avoid using UPnP on my whole network.


I wont be building my first NAS Server till fall, will be using a shared hdd for now.

Since I will be building a FreeNAS server later on, I dont wont to to buy hardware twice, what ever I go with now, I will use with the NSA Server later.


"So, DLNA Streamer VS Bluray w/ DLNA VS HTPC?"

And if I go HTPC, would this work ?

http://www.mini-box.com/Intel-DN2800MT-Mini-ITX-Motherboard

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/motherboards/desktop-motherboards/desktop-board-dn2800mt.html

ANd, Using a Nexus7 for a remote for Windows Media Center(Win7)?

KS
Edited by knightsilver - 2/17/13 at 8:55pm
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I'd search out for some reviews of that board and it's performance for playing the content you want it to as it doesn't have the option for a dedicated GPU.. it's got a PCI-E 1x slot but really don't know how well a GPU would work at 1x PCI-E if you could even fit it in which looks doubtful given there are components behind it.

What's wrong with uPnP anyway if you had components that needed it? If you've got a modern router, it probably already has everything enabled anyway

XBMC is the application you want to run to watch videos on your HTPC... read up on what people recommend here

http://xbmc.org/
http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=Supported_hardware

it can stream from network shares, web content, tv tuners etc

if you're nexus 7 phone is android, networked and you use XBMC, no probs using it as a remote

don't have a blu ray player or any DLNA equipment so can't comment on them
 
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