I'm preparing to design and build a HTPC system in the near future. I've already experimented some with Media Portal and MythTV (actually Mythbuntu), but haven't fully explored all that out there. I know of sagetv, and
Has anyone setup their home with a HTPC setup, and what software/hardwares did you use?
My main goals of the project are:
1. A Central Server that will store all Media, and likely TV tuner cards.
2. Multiple Front End's (preferable as silent as possible, with no HD's at all in them), with the media/video streaming from the server to the front end.
3. The ability to be able to access and webstream both LiveTV, recordings, and dvd's to a remote PC (ie, laptop) when away from the home. Also, would like to at least be able to stream Hi-Def content within the home. But webstreaming of hi-def is not important.
4. I've already assembled an Antec 900 case with an intel e8400 processor, a dfi bloodiron MB in it, 750 power supply, and ati HD tv capture card in it. (although have not read that nvidia card is probably a better choice).
Any thoughts or suggestion on the software configurations to use?