What is the most Ex-pat friendly device?

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Re: What is the most Ex-pat friendly device?

Postby tingmoung » Sun Jun 08, 2014 3:02 pm

For general browsing and an entertainment center, I have a Dell pc running Ubuntu connected to the flat screen tv in the living room. I had to add an HDMI card so I could connect the two. I recommend Ubuntu if you want to get away from Windows, but you need something your family can use easily. BTW I also run it all day downloading torrents while I am at work.

For work purposes I use a lenovo s series laptop running Crunch Bang aka #!.

As mention in another post I am looking for a cheap Huawei tablet to serve as my e-book platform. I hate reading e-books on my tv and laptop.

The question is, why commit to one device?
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Re: What is the most Ex-pat friendly device?

Postby Digg3r » Sun Jun 08, 2014 3:25 pm

I use a roku 3 as a media streamer and as a Plex and Playon client. In the back room I have a NAS that also runs the plex and Playon server as well as a bit torrent client that works seamlessly with plex.
The whole servers headless and very much automated. It gives all the media viewing I need at home and away. There is a little setup involved though.
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Re: What is the most Ex-pat friendly device?

Postby EdinWigan » Sun Jun 08, 2014 3:28 pm

and the most recommended software to capture all my favourite Sky Sports etc...?
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Re: What is the most Ex-pat friendly device?

Postby tingmoung » Sun Jun 08, 2014 3:38 pm

Digg3r wrote: In the back room I have a NAS that also runs the plex and Playon server as well as a bit torrent client that works seamlessly with plex.
Did you build or buy your NAS box?

A while back I was interested in this. But, it seemed it was beyond my tech skills/knowledge to set up and I didn't want to buy one online and risk "losing" it in the mail.
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Re: What is the most Ex-pat friendly device?

Postby Digg3r » Sun Jun 08, 2014 3:41 pm

Built it. Was just a legacy pc destined for the scrapheap. Powerful enough to trans code 1080p on the fly but also uses minimal electricity.
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Re: What is the most Ex-pat friendly device?

Postby tingmoung » Sun Jun 08, 2014 3:48 pm

cool
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Re: What is the most Ex-pat friendly device?

Postby phuketrichard » Sun Jun 08, 2014 4:42 pm

agree with the 10" notebook or a 10" Asus / Samsung tablet.

BUT if u need a screen
i carry my nokia smartphone as than i can use local sim an get internet by cable to Laptop ( have a 15" cause i need a larger screen for photos)
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Re: What is the most Ex-pat friendly device?

Postby StroppyChops » Sun Jun 08, 2014 4:48 pm

Running a Netgear ReadyNAS V2+ (or somesuch) with 6TB in RAID (4 x 2 TB) - recommend it for anyone who's in the market. Fairly idiot proof as long as you don't try and modify it.
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Re: What is the most Ex-pat friendly device?

Postby phuketrichard » Sun Jun 08, 2014 5:29 pm

Running a Netgear ReadyNAS V2+ (or somesuch) with 6TB in RAID (4 x 2 TB)
HUH????? :?:
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Re: What is the most Ex-pat friendly device?

Postby StroppyChops » Sun Jun 08, 2014 8:08 pm

phuketrichard wrote:
Running a Netgear ReadyNAS V2+ (or somesuch) with 6TB in RAID (4 x 2 TB)
HUH????? :?:
So... maybe not for you.
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