• HTPC Log

    This is a log for my past and present MythTV and XBMC home theater PCs (HTPC). I was trying to remember all of the things I have tried and realized I have tried a lot and other people could probably benefit from my experiences (good and bad). So here we go…
    If you would like to see which TV tuners I have used and my experiences with them head over to my tuner log.
    I also have spoken at the Southern California Linux Expo about using Linux as a HTPC platform. The video has been taken down but the slides are available by clicking the screenshot below.

    Click on the links below for each machine details. Here are the computers I have tried in order (current machine first).

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    HP dc5800 SFF April 2012 – Present

    OS: OpenELEC with tvheadend

    Apple TV January 2012 – April 2012

    OS: iOS with XBMC

    XBMC ShuttleAugust 2010 – November 2011

    OS: XBMCFreak

    Shuttle XS35GT Shuttle XS35GT Back
    Custom HTPC “Bruce”Fall 2009 – August 2010

    OS: Mythbuntu with Windows dual boot

    silverstone_lc13b-e gigabyte_GA-EP45-UD3P
    AOpen MP945-DRWinter 2009 – Fall 2009

    OS: Mythbuntu

    mp945-dr_front mp945-dr_rear
    Apple Mac MiniDecember 2008 – January 2009

    OS: Ubuntu with MythTV

    mac-mini_front mac_mini_rear
    HP dc530January 2008 – Fall 2008

    OS: Mythdora

    d530_front d530_rear
    Apple G4 iMac 17″Spring 2008 – Fall 2008

    OS: OS X with MythTV frontend

    imac-g4_front imac-g4_front
    HP d510sSummer 2007

    OS: Ubuntu with MythTV

    d510_front d510_front