My Media Experience is an education platform and “must-have” resource for HTPC hobbyists. It’s like having a HTPC coach, someone like me, sitting right next to you on your couch, showing you exactly what to do to set up a user-friendly and enjoyable home theater ecosystem. Why I Redesigned My Media Experience In 2009, […]
Are your spouse and children willing to learn to use your Kodi media center? Have you really made enough efforts to reduce the complexity for the first time users?
In many households, Kodi is not perceived user-friendly enough for other family members.
After reading this post, you’ll have a better idea of how to minimize user effort while providing quick and smooth access to your media content.
One of the main reasons why I like to use the Linux-based OpenELEC operating system is that it feels like using a device such as Apple TV or Roku. However, if you wish to use Windows 10-based HTPCs, the major annoyance is that they look and feel like PCs. Luckily, this is not the case anymore.
In this post for advanced users, you will learn how make your Windows 10 Kodi installation behave like an appliance similar to OpenELEC by making Windows invisible while booting and using Kodi media center.
The latest Kodi v15 Isengard includes an improved Kodi Add-on Manager that helps you to find apps more easily. There are over 800 interesting Kodi add-ons in the official repository, so which are the best Kodi add-ons that you should absolutely be using?
In this post, I will highlight the most useful plugins from the official and unofficial repositories sorted by the frequency I use them.
Is it possible to build a silent Steam Machine and HTPC that is capable of 1080p gaming?
In this guide, I will show you how to build and configure a performance HTPC, from start to finish, that will achieve exactly this.
In this guide, I will show you from start to finish how to build a quiet mini-ITX system that will be suitable for playing full HD videos, listening to music and viewing your photos. This guide is based on my AMD Richland-based budget HTPC that I have built myself. You can also select components for the Intel Haswell-based budget HTPC with this guide.
So, you are ready to build your first HTPC, but only the thing holding you back on the build is choosing the right processor. Intel has recently released its Haswell desktop CPUs that bring some exciting improvements to media centers. On the other hand, AMD has also released their Richland refresh, so let’s have a look at the new features they bring to home theater computers.
In this post, I you will find the results of my recent poll about the best CPU for the 2014 HTPC builds.
Do you have an older HTPC system that needs upgrading, but you are not sure which components to replace to get the best value for your money? Or maybe your system is already more than adequate to play all the videos you have, but heat and noise are things that would be nice to reduce?
In this guide, I will highlight the key components you should consider upgrading to speed up your HTPC while making it quieter.
If you are looking for the optimal hardware for use as an XBMC media platform, the Android-based Ouya game console is the right choice for you. In this complete guide, I will show you easy and advanced ways to set up XBMC on Android to turn Ouya onto the ultimate media box.
Follow these ten easy steps and to build the optimal home theater computer for your needs while keeping it as power efficient as possible.