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bmoney

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looking for help building a HTPC
« on: October 29, 2020, 10:00:54 AM »
would anyone be willing to build mne a HTPC to play and hold my 4k and bluray collection?  I would be willing to obv pay for all parts/shipping and for your time

please let me know

or maybe even a step by step
SadieMax 2,0 Build thread

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7.4.4 diysoundgroup 1099's x 3, Volt 6 x 8, 4 18" SI subs, diy 120" spandex screen
JVC rs600
Panasonic u820

Harro

Re: looking for help building a HTPC
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2020, 07:49:11 AM »
would anyone be willing to build mne a HTPC to play and hold my 4k and bluray collection?  I would be willing to obv pay for all parts/shipping and for your time

please let me know

or maybe even a step by step
What exactly do you want the HTPC to do? Rip your collection, then store? What and how much storage would you think you will need? Will these rips be 1 to 1?
Let me now. I have a 150TB and another 80TB server I built to feed my theater. They work  great plus they are on the network, so others can access the files from bedrooms or living areas.
Curt

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Re: looking for help building a HTPC
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2020, 08:02:16 AM »
What exactly do you want the HTPC to do? Rip your collection, then store? What and how much storage would you think you will need? Will these rips be 1 to 1?
Let me now. I have a 150TB and another 80TB server I built to feed my theater. They work  great plus they are on the network, so others can access the files from bedrooms or living areas.
Curt
so I WOULD LIKE IT To:'

-store and play all my 4k and blurays (i would settle for just 4k at this point) I have 400 4k and 800 bluray...I would like to be able to browse and control it from a tablet or phone and press play

- if the files could be gotten from other rooms that would be a bonus but not a necessity

Thats pretty much the minimum...just want a server and storage for them so I can put the discs away in the attic.

I have VERY little knowledge of computers so It would have to be plug and play, although i am a fast learner for ripping in the future...

Ive heard about Madvr and things for video processing which would be cool although a learning curve Im sure

I dont even know what I am looking for would cost, so there is that obstical as well

I appreciate your help! 


SadieMax 2,0 Build thread

Nad t758v3 
7.4.4 diysoundgroup 1099's x 3, Volt 6 x 8, 4 18" SI subs, diy 120" spandex screen
JVC rs600
Panasonic u820

Harro

Re: looking for help building a HTPC
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2020, 08:53:47 AM »
Each 4k disc will take about 60-90 minutes to rip . With you having 400, you can expect your weekends will be filled with joy and sorry . :)
I have 155 4k taking up a total of 12TB of space. Most of these rips range in size between 50gig. at the lowest to more than 90gig at the largest. I would say my average is about 70gig. Storing media takes up A LOT of storage.
Here are some pic of my main server.
https://i.imgur.com/wNZVraZ.jpg
looking for help building a HTPC


I use an Odroid N2 as my HTPC in theater. It is small robust and passes through all forms of media. Here is my front end that I can scroll and play whatever I have on my servers.
https://i.imgur.com/4a1CrXv.png
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https://i.imgur.com/WJvr9So.png
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I am not sure if you realize the cost is what you are asking.  I have been collecting for over 20 years and I have finally gotten to the point were I am happy with my setup. But this was not cheap. If you look at the price of hard drives and how many you would need, this will just be the tip of the ice berg. I have just upgraded my main server to a new mother board, memory and cpu for a cost of 1300.00.
Let me put together some ideas for you so you can see what I am talking about. Also others may have better ideas also.

tripplej

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Re: looking for help building a HTPC
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2020, 09:07:25 AM »
Just out of curiosity, are you using a NAS (Network-attached storage) setup? Essentially, a setup of enclosed hard drives in one unit attached to a PC. :)

For pricing, just did a quick search on amazon, and a 12 TB NAS setup (all hard drives included) is around $600.

https://i.imgur.com/DSfLyx2.png
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« Last Edit: October 30, 2020, 09:14:41 AM by tripplej »
Samsung UN75F8000 LED TV, NAD T-777 (7.2 Receiver), Oppo 103, Sony PS4, Panamax MR-5100, 7 Paradigm Reference series 8" in ceiling speakers (AMS-150R) - 30 degree tilting speakers, 2 Paradigm SE Sub, universal remote MX-450, universal advanced RF base station MRF-3501

Harro

Re: looking for help building a HTPC
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2020, 09:23:48 AM »
I was planning on building a computer for madvr, so this is what I had but added some storage since you will start with none.
https://newegg.io/42dbf5a

bmoney

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Re: looking for help building a HTPC
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2020, 09:49:58 AM »
thanks guys! I look forward to what you can help me with!  
SadieMax 2,0 Build thread

Nad t758v3 
7.4.4 diysoundgroup 1099's x 3, Volt 6 x 8, 4 18" SI subs, diy 120" spandex screen
JVC rs600
Panasonic u820

tripplej

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Re: looking for help building a HTPC
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2020, 11:10:57 AM »
Great. Looking forward to seeing how this is setup. :)
Samsung UN75F8000 LED TV, NAD T-777 (7.2 Receiver), Oppo 103, Sony PS4, Panamax MR-5100, 7 Paradigm Reference series 8" in ceiling speakers (AMS-150R) - 30 degree tilting speakers, 2 Paradigm SE Sub, universal remote MX-450, universal advanced RF base station MRF-3501

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