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55LA860V and small pc or barebone

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Hi,

I´ve a 55LA860V lg smart tv internet connected. I´d like to purchase a barebone, for example this Asus model S2-P8H61E.

My idea is connect using wifi/GigaEthernet to internet and to the tv using HDMI. The barebone would have installed XBMC or PLEX


Any advise?

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heze54
DEl sell very good priced bare bones computer tower if you'd like more choices
Dell Inspiron 400 Zino HD Bare Bones PC HD3200 with A/C Adapter
http://www.txcesssurplus.com/servlet/the-10522/New-Dell-Inspiron-400/Detail

Or you could use the raspberry pi with open elec xbmc
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Raspberry-Pi-Model-B-512M-rev2-XBMC-Media-Centre-Case-Remote-16GB-Wifi-/261253883602?pt=AU_comp_dekstop&hash=item3cd3f1e6d2&_uhb=1
If your idea is to stream from some external connected or network connected storage drive. Then you can download them onto your storage and have your XBMC media center connect to it.
My idea is a  network storage drive. Here's an example of what I mean:
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/BUFFALO-CLOUDSTATION-1-0TB-NAS-Personal-Network-Storage-External-Hard-Drive-/231029310375?pt=AU_HardDrives&hash=item35ca6b83a7&_uhb=1

The specifications for this model I can't say really
http://www.asus.com/Barebone_PCs/S2P8H61E/#specifications
http://support.asus.com/cpusupport/detail.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=8&m=S2-P8H61E&cpu=Core%20i5-2390T%20(2.7G,L3:3M,iGPU,2C,rev.Q0)&pcb=ALL&sincebios=0401&memo=

In order for you to view or stream your digital media files on your Plex clients such as your mobile devices, game consoles, or wireless televisions, you need to have a Plex Media Server installed and running on your computer.
http://kb.linksys.com/Linksys/GetArticle.aspx?docid=306c2ceabc134462a13d6ab83ca9fe50_Installing_and_configuring_the_Plex_Media_Server_on_your_Win.xml&pid=80&converted=0

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Hi,

Dell Zino is not available right now http://www.dell.com/es/p/inspiron-zino-hd-410/pd

Raspberry is a good option but I think it need more power in order to move correctly HD and full HD
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HI,

Another model..

What do you think about this model? ZOTAC ZBOX nano

regards
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They all should be fine heze54, I dont have enough knoweledge to advice on a barebones case but with what I do know, I'd look at what I can install inside that will meet the power needs video needs and ram needs etc.
Do you really save that much using a barebones case? small one?
When I built my system I started with a blank empty case, ok it was a server tower with lots of air vents.
They cost little these days.
Inisde my finished computer case it is so empty what takes up the room in my  two video card/s
other than that just the mobo ram HDD and DVD rom. 3 Big Fans. PSU at the bottom.
PC parts picker may help you
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1VVMH
the first barebones case i like but what can fit inside?
http://www.asus.com/Barebone_PCs/S2P8H61E/
Personally Zotac to me is generic and don't like it, not that it really matters as it's just a case.
cheers

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HI,

I purchased a raspberry device.
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Awsome. When I bought mine it didnt have a case just a small circute board handle with care.
I have now put it in a case.
It's great to play H.264/mpeg-4AVC  mp4 high definition absolutely the best quality

These days you can buy it complete with openelec and xbmce on board, HD cable/s and even a remote control
So easy
If you get stuck you know who to call
All the best
Regards Merete
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