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XBMC Home Theater Software

Submitted by on December 17, 2009 – 12:51 am 2 Comments


  • Taylor G says:

    I just recently bought a Lenovo Q180 nettop for my home theater system and upon reading many reviews and watching youtube videos, Im on the fence as to wether I need to upgrade anything or download a program to watch 1080p video. I’ve heard of people saying it can’t handle HD at all, and I’ve heard others say it works fine if the movie is saved to the HDD or on a BluRay disk. Ive also heard others say that streaming wirelessly has issues but using an ethernet cable is smoother. I know that most internet streaming is mainly based of your internet speed and not so much the computer, but the CPU does need to handle it. I’ve heard of a software called XBMC (or something of that nature) that helps play HD video. Is this necessary or does my PC have enough “nut” to handle my playback needs. Also, I’m not huge into gaming but I do like to play the Half-Life and Boarderlands games, is the graphics card capable of generating those games?

    Here are my PC Specs: Lenovo IdeaCentre Q180 31102DU, Intel Atom D2700( 2.13GHz 1MB), Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, AMD Radeon HD 6450A 512MB, 4.0GB PC3-8500 DDR3 SDRAM 1066MHz, 750GB 5400 rpm, BluRay/DVD optical drive
    I forgot to mention that the graphics card has DirectX 11 if that matters. Im sure most of you knew that already tho

  • Jason M says:

    I recently installed windows seven on my computer and i was looking at media center for the first time, never got to it before, and I was looking at the TV feature and it looked quite cool. I have no TV tuner in my computer and i have no idea what to look for in a in computer, not usb connected tv tuner. What do i need, what is the best, and will I get all of the channels or just some, finally will they all work with media center? Thank you in advance.

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