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Offline Obi_One

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What next PCH ?
« on: April 29, 2011, 11:43:30 AM »
Hello,

OK I got my server up and running. What's next ?

the server is use for movie rip that I brought and T show.

I'm thinking of getting a PCH-C200

should I get PCH-C200 or should I build a HTPC ?


can sickbeard run on unRaid?

Thanks
« Last Edit: April 29, 2011, 11:45:23 AM by Obi_One »

Offline splnut

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Re: What next PCH ?
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2011, 12:08:02 PM »
Yes sickbeard will run on unraid.

http://lime-technology.com/wiki/index.php?title=Install_Python_based_servers

Most people seem to build a htpc but it all depends on what you are wanting.

Offline defected07

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Re: What next PCH ?
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2011, 12:14:12 PM »
C-200's are nice, but I would check out the Dune HDs.  A little more expensive, but seem more feature filled--and some include a BluRay drive where as you need to purchase a BluRay separately with the C-200 (I believe).

But the PCH has a nice community, so if you want something to work out of the box, they're not a bad option--but I'd probably get an A-210 if I were to upgrade my A-110 as I don't need a BluRay player at the moment.

Offline Obi_One

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Re: What next PCH ?
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2011, 12:19:26 PM »
thanks,

the serve will be use to provide Movies on Friday and Sat.

I can build the htpc. the price for a htpc and pch-c200 is similar.

I try the xbmc but still a little lost. I could not get yamj to with it.

anyway limetech like C200.

I wonder if any one here have pch-C200 and can chime in about it:

1) how long have you use it ?

2) how easy to use it?

3) how flexible is it?

4) how is the picture it display on the HMI

5) any problem with it?

6) would you recommend it to your friends

Offline neilt0

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Re: What next PCH ?
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2011, 12:30:17 PM »
I mainly play 1:1 Blu-ray rips with my C-200 and it's excellent. PCs are a pain to update every 5 minutes. The C-200 just works.  The early firmware was buggy, but now it "just works".

With YAMJ, it's a great interface. I power up my home cinema and this appears:

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Offline Obi_One

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Re: What next PCH ?
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2011, 12:36:44 PM »
thanks

I'm really leaning toward the PCH. :)

Offline joshpond

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Re: What next PCH ?
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2011, 12:57:53 PM »
I run 3 PCH C200.

The latest firmware runs well as they were buggier before.

Also use it mainly as I play bluray iso files. It will play the full menu too if that is what you are after.

Much better WAF.

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Offline Obi_One

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Re: What next PCH ?
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2011, 02:15:39 PM »
Well,

the server is for data storage consolidation. But one of it primary function is for movie so.

I really like the pch-c200.

I just want to be sure that before I slap the money down and get the the pch-c200, that I did my search on what out there.

How is pch do with TV show? same as dvd files ?

Offline PeterB

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Re: What next PCH ?
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2011, 06:38:35 PM »
I have a PCH C200 and A200 (recently re-housed into a metal case.  Both work fine and, although there have been (and still are), some firmware bugs and restrictions, I have never had any problems watching my movies.

Are you sure that you want/need the C200?  The A210 is significantly cheaper than the C200 and the only physical difference between them is the 5.25 drive bay and the lcd panel on the C200.  The firmware is identical except that the A210, because it can't accommodate a BD drive, isn't licensed to play blu-ray discs, BD-J menus etc.
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Offline Obi_One

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Re: What next PCH ?
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2011, 07:27:56 PM »
so if I get the pch-a200 can I play bluray files on my server ?

Offline Obi_One

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Re: What next PCH ?
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2011, 09:05:18 PM »
ok,

I got it pch-A200 is playing bluray iso. not that I have any bluray yet

Offline joshpond

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Re: What next PCH ?
« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2011, 09:48:45 PM »
From memory I think both the a2** and the c200 can both play bd.iso the difference is in the menus. The c200 will play full menus whereas the a2** will only play a light menu.

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Re: What next PCH ?
« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2011, 10:32:49 PM »
Build a HTPC with XBMC.  You will thank me later.

http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?t=94199

Offline neilt0

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Re: What next PCH ?
« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2011, 12:39:24 AM »
Build a HTPC with XBMC.  You will thank me later.

http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?t=94199

Will XBMC play a Blu-ray with menus and BD-J features? Will it bitstream DTS HD MA and TrueHD to my amp?

If not, it's useless to me.
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Re: What next PCH ?
« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2011, 02:13:14 AM »
I had a htpc years ago and I think it is more functional and probably better picture back then. Now the WAF is more important. It is just plug in and go.

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