Building file server / minecraft server / xbmc based htpc for living room. All running on xfce debian stable. I have everything figured except the graphics. I was going to with a simple dual core pentium until the htpc idea came to me. I don't know if that will be enough to drive dvd player. I can upgrade to an i3...
This will be my first HTPC build. I have built several other gaming PC's but I need help with parts for this HTPC. I am looking for something that will allow me to steam video (Netflix, Hulu, HBOGO, etc.) watch and record TV (not paid cable) rip BluRay or DVD movies to storage so that I can free up a bunch of shelves of movie cases and have the ability to play emulator games.
Having problems getting audio out from the HTPC (Win 7 w/ media center running 99% of the time) in certain situations.
But first, the setup:
Before it was HTPC -> TV --> speakers via 3.5mm jack on the TV.
now the HTPC runs into this box (needed that for the Wii U) and I use the 3.5mm output jack off of that into the speakers.
I'm somewhat knowledgeable when it comes to building PCs but this is my first HTPC build. I think I built the HTPC properly however no matter what I do, I cannot get HDMI output from my HTPC. I've been trying to connect to my TV through my receiver which I previously used a Boxee on and had no problems with.