My HTPC setup at home!
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This is my setup, the backend is running Windows 10 Pro, with NextPVR for the TV, I have a HD Homerun Connect for Freeview UK TV. I have two Kodi Clients, that are raspberry Pi's running Openelec, and two MX3 remotes, one for each box.

I shuffled around the Estuary theme menu and renamed them to suit my needs, as well as making the EPG font a little bigger.

I think the server looks too big....LOL
My Setup: 
Server: Windows Server 2016 Standard with MySQL running
Kodi: 2 Raspberry Pi 3 running Libreelec
My Setup thread: https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=318863
Setup Ubuntu/TVH/Schedules Direct: https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=326508
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I updated my rig in the bedroom with an amplifier and Graphic Equaliser. It connects both my Pi running Kodi and my Mac.... Now it's too big and BLUE!!!!
My Setup: 
Server: Windows Server 2016 Standard with MySQL running
Kodi: 2 Raspberry Pi 3 running Libreelec
My Setup thread: https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=318863
Setup Ubuntu/TVH/Schedules Direct: https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=326508
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#3
For those that are interested, I needed a new TV for the bedroom.... unfortunately, I couldn't spell TV on Amazon, and ended up buying a projector!!! (Damn.... Kodi looks GOOOOOOOOOD on the BIG Screen!!!) I went for the metropolis skin, as it feels better than the stock skin on this kind of setup.
My Setup: 
Server: Windows Server 2016 Standard with MySQL running
Kodi: 2 Raspberry Pi 3 running Libreelec
My Setup thread: https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=318863
Setup Ubuntu/TVH/Schedules Direct: https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=326508
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#4
Galaxy Quest: most underrated Sci-Fi spoof ever!!!
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#5
I'm surprised no-one made a remark about Ghost and Frozen together LOL
My Setup: 
Server: Windows Server 2016 Standard with MySQL running
Kodi: 2 Raspberry Pi 3 running Libreelec
My Setup thread: https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=318863
Setup Ubuntu/TVH/Schedules Direct: https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=326508
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#6
Very nice, I love a good server rack Smile
Image Formally chef Zag
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#7
When I had my own business it was bought for two servers, that was about 6 years ago.

For the Only Fools and Horses fans (a UK TV Show) it is a Trigger's Broom Server....I have had the same server for 8 years, I have replaced bits when they stopped working, i.e. the motherboard, PSU, Hard Drive, RAM and case....(for the uninitiated, Triggers Broom over the years had the handle and brush replaced!)

Nowadays it's a web/email server (ran my on email server for over 10 years now) and NAS. But now runs Windows Server 2016 Standard, I know, bit overkill for home usage, but rather have more resources than less 'just in case'. 

NextPVR has been replaced by TVHeadend on a Raspberry Pi with Libreelec, as the rewind function wasn't working properly in TV, which in all honesty (and not in any way to judge NextPVR - just didn't work for me) is better, because 'when' either the Server goes down, or doesn't log into MYSQL, TV can still be served in the flat.
My Setup: 
Server: Windows Server 2016 Standard with MySQL running
Kodi: 2 Raspberry Pi 3 running Libreelec
My Setup thread: https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=318863
Setup Ubuntu/TVH/Schedules Direct: https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=326508
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Although the screenshots are coming from Leia, Krypton is set up the same.

I added my own Splash Screen to Libreelec. The reason for adding my name to it is so that friends know that I have built the box myself, and any modification is done by me! I also moved the tty console to '3' so no calls of when it is expanding/updating, if it hangs far too long, I just reflash the SD Card and restore if need be.

All modifications to Kodi etc which I have made have my name for example TVHeadend reads 'Jay-TV Freeview' My Esturary Mod is called Jay-TV, and the description I let guests read when they proclaim I have a 'Kodi box' and as 'What build' it is... all they get from me is stock Forum Answers from me at that point!

I rearranged the Menu items to suit my own needs, this is all that is shown on both my Pi's, if I add something else in the near future I will simply move this around.

'Favourites' reads 'On Demand'  - even in the Dialog Window (YAY!), only because the addons I have added to favourites are video addons, and anything that is 'Smart' on a TV is either called 'On Demand' or 'Catch-up'
Jay-TV Channel is the LazyTV addon, just renamed and thumbnail changed.
Jay-TV Music Channel is Music Videos Party Mode, and is a shortcut in the Favourites XML.
Recorded TV is a folder on my server for archived TV recordings.
Now Music Jukebox is the Now Albums marked as genre 'Now Albums' and Partymode on music is set play just these, and added as a favourite.
The rest are from the Freeview Addon.

All 'Favourites' thumbnails are the same size, and are transparent, so they are all uniform.

TV Guide is set to Font 13

The main menu - Live TV calls to TV Guide and not channels, and Music goes straight to 'Albums' 

I use 'Font' Ariel, colour 'Midnight' and use the background add-ons for the backgrounds. 

Put simply, I have my own custom built set-top box. I am my own (legitimate) TV Provider! (at the end of the day a PVR from a cable or satellite company is a Tuner/Hard Drive and a few apps)
My Setup: 
Server: Windows Server 2016 Standard with MySQL running
Kodi: 2 Raspberry Pi 3 running Libreelec
My Setup thread: https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=318863
Setup Ubuntu/TVH/Schedules Direct: https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=326508
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#9
As in a previous post on the forum, I have succumbed to the hype and publicity, and I have decided to upgrade my two HTPC’s.....

10+ years ago, I spent over £300 for hardware (that was just the case!)

Today, I have spent £64 in total on hardware..... for my two HTPC’s.... (seriously... still cannot believe this!)

On two new Raspberry Pi 3B+ boards!

One of the two ‘old’ boards is going to be part of a pi tablet running Kodi/LE with Estouchy skin mod, with a usb drive for library.

I will be posting pictures of the ‘build’ when I have the screen etc!

I’m hoping also that I can have a photo on this thread with tablet in hand and my sreeen behind me with Kodi running on both!
My Setup: 
Server: Windows Server 2016 Standard with MySQL running
Kodi: 2 Raspberry Pi 3 running Libreelec
My Setup thread: https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=318863
Setup Ubuntu/TVH/Schedules Direct: https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=326508
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#10
I have bought the 7" touchscreen, so now here are the biggest and smallest screens in my Kodi media players, all run by Pi.... slice anyone?

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Please.... just don't judge me on my Movie tastes! LOL

UPDATE: I have bought a USB thumb drive for portable usage, and just by swapping settings in 'user data' means I can swap from 'local' storage to 'home network' storage for when I want my media on the move!
My Setup: 
Server: Windows Server 2016 Standard with MySQL running
Kodi: 2 Raspberry Pi 3 running Libreelec
My Setup thread: https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=318863
Setup Ubuntu/TVH/Schedules Direct: https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=326508
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