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Poll Results: What front end do you rock

 
  • 42% (27)
    Windows Media Center
  • 22% (14)
    XBMC
  • 7% (5)
    Media Portal
  • 26% (17)
    I am a noob and dont use a front end
63 Total Votes  
post #11 of 41
Front End? Well I like to rock to a "Fu Fu"
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post #12 of 41
xbmc because its the fastest and i like to have full control over what is going on with my htpc setup.

tried 7mc but lags like crazy on my collection. mediaportal is just waaay too laggy when navigating and has some shoddy support.

and xbmc just seems to be progressing like no other out there.
post #13 of 41
None of the above.

I use GameEX It is a front end for my media center and my MAME and Console emulation.

Link: http://www.gameex.net/
post #14 of 41
No boxee?
    
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post #15 of 41
Just made the switch from mc7 & mediabrowser to xbmc. Its working out good right now. Just some minor issues when playing some videos for some reason. Getting weird artifacts showing up.
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post #16 of 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by t0adphr0g View Post
None of the above.

I use GameEX It is a front end for my media center and my MAME and Console emulation.

Link: http://www.gameex.net/
For me, Windows 7 Media Center + MediaBrowser + GameTime does the trick.
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Lucifiel
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Logitech K800 Lian Li PC-Q05B Logitech M570 
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Core i7-860 Gigabyte GA-H55N-USB3 EVGA GTX 460 1GB GDDR5 Kingston 2x4GB DDR3 1333 
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G.SKILL Phoenix Pro 120GB Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Silverstone ST45SF 450W Silverstone Sugo SG05B 
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Core i7-860 Biostar TH55B HD MSI GT 240 1GB GDDR5 Kingston 2x2GB DDR3 1333 
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Intel X25-M 120GB Windows 7 Ultimate x86 Samsung 22" Antec EA-380D 
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post #17 of 41
Thread Starter 
boxee uses can just clock on option 4
On a real note i should not have made this when i woke up :/
Got Cheap?
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WD blue 500gb cheap dvd-rw 7 x64 21" LG 
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Xtrac Ripper 
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Western Digital Blue 500gb dvd burner Windows 7 x64 Remote Desktop 
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Antec EA500-d Norco 470 Flexraid 
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Athlon II x4 620 ASUS M3A78-EM 5450 G.Skil 2x2gb DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital Blue 500gb none Windows 7 x64 46" lcd 
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post #18 of 41
Have tried all that you listed (except option D), have to say, WMC 7 w/ MediaBrowser running a good theme & MediaCentre Master doing all the Meta-Data is pretty flawless on my system.
I just couldn't get "comfortable" with XBMC, didn't sit right with me.... weird..
Struggle
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post #19 of 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by GreddyGo View Post
Have tried all that you listed (except option D), have to say, WMC 7 w/ MediaBrowser running a good theme & MediaCentre Master doing all the Meta-Data is pretty flawless on my system.
I just couldn't get "comfortable" with XBMC, didn't sit right with me.... weird..
Same here. I tried XBMC. I actually have it installed along with the XBMC add-on for WMC. However, I just find Media Browser to be much easier to navigate. XBMC is snazzier but 7MC + Media Browser feels more like a set-top box which is a necessity for my parents.

MediaPortal, last time I tried it, it crashed every few seconds (that was way back in 2007 or 2008, I think). Alas, I haven't had the opportunity to try it again.
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Intel Core i5-3450S Intel DQ77KB Corsair 16GB DDR3 1600 SO-DIMM Samsung 830 256GB 
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Logitech K800 Lian Li PC-Q05B Logitech M570 
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Core i7-860 Gigabyte GA-H55N-USB3 EVGA GTX 460 1GB GDDR5 Kingston 2x4GB DDR3 1333 
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G.SKILL Phoenix Pro 120GB Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Silverstone ST45SF 450W Silverstone Sugo SG05B 
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Core i7-860 Biostar TH55B HD MSI GT 240 1GB GDDR5 Kingston 2x2GB DDR3 1333 
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Garnet
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Lucifiel
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Metatron
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Intel Core i5-3450S Intel DQ77KB Corsair 16GB DDR3 1600 SO-DIMM Samsung 830 256GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Crucial m4 256 mSATA Samsung 840 500GB Intel BXHTS1155LP Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
KeyboardCaseMouse
Logitech K800 Lian Li PC-Q05B Logitech M570 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7-860 Gigabyte GA-H55N-USB3 EVGA GTX 460 1GB GDDR5 Kingston 2x4GB DDR3 1333 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
G.SKILL Phoenix Pro 120GB Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Silverstone ST45SF 450W Silverstone Sugo SG05B 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7-860 Biostar TH55B HD MSI GT 240 1GB GDDR5 Kingston 2x2GB DDR3 1333 
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Intel X25-M 120GB Windows 7 Ultimate x86 Samsung 22" Antec EA-380D 
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post #20 of 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by rui-no-onna View Post
Same here. I tried XBMC. I actually have it installed along with the XBMC add-on for WMC. However, I just find Media Browser to be much easier to navigate. XBMC is snazzier but 7MC + Media Browser feels more like a set-top box which is a necessity for my parents.

MediaPortal, last time I tried it, it crashed every few seconds (that was way back in 2007 or 2008, I think). Alas, I haven't had the opportunity to try it again.
I have been trying out boxee
JUst tried media browser with windows media center 7 and I think it looks like crap... do you guys have the themes for it?
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i7 950 @ 4.0 Ghz Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R xfx radeon 7950 patriot viper 3 8gb 1600mhz 
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i7 950 @ 4.0 Ghz Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R xfx radeon 7950 patriot viper 3 8gb 1600mhz 
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