best xbmc for under €200?

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tekjunkie Offline
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I have had an xbox running xbmc for a long while and it is great.
But it is time to give it up Sad

So if I was going to spend €200 what would be my best option?
I would like it to have an LCD display so I don't need a TV to play music, always missed that on the XBOX Smile

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JP
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JenadaeX Offline
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AppleTV would be my suggestion if you dont mind using networked storage.
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tekjunkie Offline
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JenadaeX Wrote:AppleTV would be my suggestion if you dont mind using networked storage.

But I thought that was not so good with HD?
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tekjunkie Wrote:But I thought that was not so good with HD?

The ATV2 (and ATV1 I think) is limited to 720p. It will decode 1080p but will only display it at 720p. But then it's on £100 (€115) which is much cheaper than the cheapest HTPC. Any reasonable HTPC is going to cost double that.

JR
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tekjunkie Offline
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jhsrennie Wrote:The ATV2 (and ATV1 I think) is limited to 720p. It will decode 1080p but will only display it at 720p. But then it's on £100 (€115) which is much cheaper than the cheapest HTPC. Any reasonable HTPC is going to cost double that. JR

cost double €100 or double €200, as I don't mind paying around €200.
Even a bit more, I just want something solid like the old xbox.
It just works.

JP
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tekjunkie Offline
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found this maybe this will help
http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?p=8...post843683
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If you aren't aware Sigma Design's have ported XBMC to their next gen chipsets and should run on the 8656/8657 and 8910/8911 series (they have GPU built in) and could be pretty good sub 200 bucks boxes.

Sigma are saying they will be offering XBMC as an option to their licensees but whether anyone takes up the offer is the question. The 8657 has just reared it's head in the Tvix Xroid A1 Android based player and should be shipping in the next month or so, hopefully someone ships an XBMC box sooner rather than later.

But you could be waiting months for anything to happen at all.
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tekjunkie Wrote:cost double €100 or double €200, as I don't mind paying around €200.
Even a bit more, I just want something solid like the old xbox. It just works.

I don't keep up with the latest hardware, but in the UK you will struggle to find anything below £200 (about €230). After a quick look the cheapest I found was a Revo 3700 at £220 - http://www.ebuyer.com/279898-acer-aspire...-semec-036

Actually that looks a pretty good buy ...

JR
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http://www.amazon.fr/Shuttle-XS35GTV2-Ge...613&sr=8-1

- Add some ram (cheap)
- Add cheap boot drive (e.g. usb pen drive)

Total about 250 euro

I love my XS35GT-V2


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http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=94199
if u wanna build.

i got the ER1401 which is cheap as chips. mine cost 140 including remote. no problems on windows 7 apart from menus. could be solved with a 40GB SSD = 40. so 140+40= 180.

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calisto Offline
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Or what about this http://www.ebuyer.com/267867-emachine-er...-nbzec-004
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That is a hell of a good price. It makes me wonder what the catch is :-)

JR
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MikeBuzz Offline
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ER1401 and use openelec on it Smile

Mine came yesterday i only paid £119 for it
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+1 for the ER1401. Though the Live CD didn't want to know about the harddrive that was on it. XP went on fine and the machine is more than capable.

I found my Onkyo AV receiver wouldn't pick up on the ATV2 signal if left over night sometimes. May be something I never found to tweak correctly on the ATV2 may be but the ER1401 is solid.
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