Best Home Web Streaming Setup
February 16, 2013 12:40 PM Subscribe
I'd like to create a great streaming setup for my living room. Exact requirements inside
posted by nickhb to computers & internet (8 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
I'd like to be able to do the following things in my living room:
-Watch blu-ray discs and DVDs
-Watch Hulu plus
-Watch Amazon streaming (If possible)
-Listen to Pandora (large, full screen interface if possible)
-Stream Video files from my desktop
-Stream iTunes music and video from my desktop or iOS device (essentially airplay)
-watch and record live cable tv (nice bonus, not required. I watch most of my tv after the fact anyway)
My main option I've been considering is building a home theater PC running windows 7 and XMBC with a USB tv tuner, which can do most but not all of the above. The setup I had in mind would cost about $400. I can wire anything in the living room to my home network by ethernet.
However, I'm sure there are other ways, devices, or combinations of devices that can do the above. What do you guys think?