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Old 01-23-2012, 11:44 PM   #1
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I need a Computer Tower for AV use only, Set up to be plugged into the Living room TV pretty much all time would like for it to have a wireless card is only real need, no computing. nothing else, A/V use only burning movies storing movies and music. ETC
Any reccomendations?
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really the best way to do this is 3 fold... have a desktop or laptop that you burn/rip movies with... a NAS (network storage) to keep the movies and music, and a streaming device plugged into the TV. Look at the Boxee, Apple TV or Roku for streamers. the Western Digital boxes are good too. Get a Dlink 321 NAS enclosure and 2x 2TB drives for it... the combo should cost you $300-400.

reason this is best = computers are louder than you think. My "HTPC" (Home Theater PC) drives me nuts.
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Old 01-24-2012, 12:08 AM   #3
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and this is Why I asked LOL We have a laptop that we can use for that so just need the other stuff, what do I look for in a NAS?
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really the best way to do this is 3 fold... have a desktop or laptop that you burn/rip movies with... a NAS (network storage) to keep the movies and music, and a streaming device plugged into the TV. Look at the Boxee, Apple TV or Roku for streamers. the Western Digital boxes are good too. Get a Dlink 321 NAS enclosure and 2x 2TB drives for it... the combo should cost you $300-400.

reason this is best = computers are louder than you think. My "HTPC" (Home Theater PC) drives me nuts.
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and this is Why I asked LOL We have a laptop that we can use for that so just need the other stuff, what do I look for in a NAS?
X2 Sandy

I did this at home as well, Buffalo LS-V516, nice NAS. Could have gone RAID1 but I backup to another device on the network as well.
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really the best way to do this is 3 fold... have a desktop or laptop that you burn/rip movies with... a NAS (network storage) to keep the movies and music, and a streaming device plugged into the TV. Look at the Boxee, Apple TV or Roku for streamers. the Western Digital boxes are good too. Get a Dlink 321 NAS enclosure and 2x 2TB drives for it... the combo should cost you $300-400.

reason this is best = computers are louder than you think. My "HTPC" (Home Theater PC) drives me nuts.
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and this is Why I asked LOL We have a laptop that we can use for that so just need the other stuff, what do I look for in a NAS?
2drive bays, sata drive type... Raid 1... Pretty simple. I have the 321... Works great and cheap. The buffalo tech nas scotty listed is good too.


Get 2x 2TB 7200 rpm sata drives. Should be $100 each or less for the drives.
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