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    i have a custom video jukebox that i designed....

    its all touch screen, fiber optic, wireless interwebs, linked to a 10tb server...

    just a whole bunch of shit i dont need, but have cause i make it
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    ^ 10tb? sweet jesus you must torrent everything in existence.
    if you've got a pc set up to your projector/screens, xbmc is the way to go.
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    No, I own them all, then rip them to the server.

    I used to work for NCR. I had many many teradata servers. Just a perk of the job


    And the touch screens, well I have about 12 right now of those too.
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    CJO; It's not as complicated as you think. I simply click on a folder and pick out a movie to watch. Its actually no different than choosing a movie with your remote, I just use a wireless mouse! IMO you can't beat a PC as far as versatility and price. But nice set up though!

    MrMikey32; 10tb....that's serious biz! I was considering using a touchscreen, but just use a wireless mouse/keyboard instead. Another thought is to use a tablet as a control for the whole thing.

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    Subbed for later reading.

    Want a new one to stream to a new tv.
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    Quote Originally Posted by egurshteyn View Post
    CJO; It's not as complicated as you think. I simply click on a folder and pick out a movie to watch. Its actually no different than choosing a movie with your remote, I just use a wireless mouse! IMO you can't beat a PC as far as versatility and price. But nice set up though!
    Thanks. I used a PC and different setups for my movies for over 5 years. The biggest issue I had was that I either had to have the PC on 24/7 or I had to go through several steps to get it going and was the only one who could use it. Now, someone just has to push the "Movies" button on the remote and it's all ready.

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    CJ what kind of a set up are you using then? What jukebox, remote and storage system are you using? I have to admit that it does look quite nice.

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    CJO, is that a Crestron setup?
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    Glad this thread is evolving.

    I'm definitely a PC/do it yourselfer type and my brother uses XBMC with a dedicated computer he built. Looks like only Boxee could be in the running versus building my own. Just for simplicity sake (plus I love how it looks).

    Mac Mini seems a tad pricey but I just got a Macbook Air and could see myself switching to the dark side for just the Airplay. But only for audio... 720p won't cut it.

    Whereas offloading movies once in awhile off my laptop or desktop to the Boxee box doesn't seem too bad.

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