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What is the best hardware for Media Center with XBMC or Plex?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by deckerinn, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Dear members.

    What is the best hardware for Media Center with XBMC or Plex?

    Br, Deckerinn
  2. macrumors 6502a

    XBMC - Use a dedicated HTPC box and run the linux/windows version of XBMC.
    PLEX - Use a Mac Mini.

    If you want the option to run XBMC and PLEX on the same box then use a Mac Mini. If you only want XBMC then a PC based box is much cheaper.

    The ATV2 will run XBMC and a stripped down PLEX client but you asked for the best hardware, and while it's the cheapest option, it's not the best hardware.
  3. macrumors newbie

    I am quite interested for Mac Mini and to have also Win 7 Pro installed on it as a backup if Mac Os update would lock the OS because their business is Itunes. Maybe I am paranoid but this has been the plan but would you recommend Mac Mini standard or Mac Mini Server?
  4. macrumors 6502a

    You've already made a thread asking that question. I have no opinion as I don't use Macs at all.
  5. macrumors 68040


    Custom made HTPC (maybe AMD Llano or AMD E-350 based) would be the best hardware for it, you can build it to even support 3D bluray playback if you want to ( and have a 3D tv or plan to get one soon).
  6. macrumors 68000


    you're confusing os x with ios. updates for os x does not "lock" it in any way.

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