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    weezypenguin
    post Sep 18 2011, 09:34 AM
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    Hi Everyone
    So i have to rebuild a new computer for my WDTV network.
    I have 3 connected to it via rj45 connections.
    i need now to upgrade my PC.
    What is everyone else running?
    Do i go for a real high end processor? I was thinking like a dual processor or something. bearing in mind all it doe sit share the videos over my network. I have another pC for the other stuff.
    Or do i go for major ram.
    I look forward to your replies
    Thanks inadvance
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    post Sep 21 2011, 01:18 PM
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    Moved to The Lounge...

    If it's just going to act like a media server there's no real need for high-end hardware. In fact, even an older PC with Linux on it will do. You don't even need a high-performance drive; something like the WD Caviar Green will suffice. For HD playback on the PC though (not streaming), newer hardware is recommended.
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    post Sep 21 2011, 06:06 PM
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    b-rad (lead developer of the wdlxtv firmware) streams from an old P2

    I have a P4 with HT @ 3.0GHz (7 years old now I think), I use a PCI SATA card to host 2 WD green caviar drives and it streams everything I have tried perfectly fine.
    the 'test file' is the 34Gb release of avatar, it doesn't skip a beat on it, neither does b-rads, same file.
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    post Sep 24 2011, 06:55 AM
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    Yep, in case I wasn't entirely clear earlier, newer hardware would be required for direct HD playback on the PC itself, not for simply streaming media.
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