Just thought I'd give an update on my HTPC setup. I'm still using XBMC and Beyond TV and I'm very happy with the setup.
I have combined my HTPC and server to save on the electric bill. I was in the military and didn't have to pay the electric bill before. Now I'm cutting cost where I can. I stuffed 3 hard drives from the server (5 all together) into the small case. I did have to unplug the internal DVD drive because I need the IDE cable for 2 of the hard drives. That's OK since I still have the external Xbox 360 HD-DVD player hooked up.
I'm using clear QAM instead of the antenna for my HD tuner and Beyond TV. You have to manually program the channels to get the guide to work with it. I made an excel spreadsheet to help me in the future.
I was having problems where when I started XBMC and then started Beyond TV on top of it, everything was going fine. When I would exit out of Beyond TV, I would lose sound on the XBMC. I would then have to restart XBMC to regain sound.
I have now wrote a script with AutoIT that will start Beyond TV when I exit out of XBMC. Then when I exit out of Beyond TV it starts XBMC. Problem solved.
I also changed it so that the AutoIT exe file starts XBMC instead of putting XBMC.exe shortcut in the start menu.
And the last thing I had to do is change my remote control so that when I press the start Beyond TV key, it just shuts down XBMC, which with the AutoIT script, starts Beyond TV.
Sorry if I have any grammar errors, I'm really tired right now. I'll update the first post with this information later. No need to update the pics, it still looks the same.
Edited by dhrandy - 4/16/09 at 2:44pm