Heys guys, I recently acquired a gateway gt5014 I want to make it to where it runs my bluray rips that are 720p and 1080p and i.
Specs: Processor: Intel Pentium D 2.8 GHz
Chipset: Intel 945G
Installed Memory: 1 GB (DDR2 SDRAM)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Media Center 2005 Edition
HDD Size: 250 GB
Optical Drive Type: DVD-ROM · DVD Burner · DVD-Dual Layer Burner · CD-ROM · CD Burner
Also I wanted some advice on getting the best quality and sound for my movies and what inputs I should use, ex. DVI or hdmi, optical or components.
Besides XBMC what other programs would you suggest for my htpc?
Is Windows XP Media Center, Windows 7, or Linux?
Lastly should I get a hard drive (1 or 2tb) to keep all the media on that computer or should I just stream it from my server/ old desktop? Will streaming it effect playback?
A lot I know but i'm pretty excited
As always thanks again for the help