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Old Oct 15, 2011, 05:38 PM   #21
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Another consideration with Windows Home Server: You might not need to beef up the home server if you run a separate HTPC 24/7...the server can act as a file server to any of the other windows machines on your network, and a lot of the server apps that stream to, for example, an ipad can be run on the HTPC, if they support networked directories. In short, you can leverage the horsepower on a beefier home theater or office PC to convert/stream media stored on the server. This is what I do: My home server is a nothing socket 939 (I know, I should get something more power efficient), but I can stream 1080p files (down-res and bitrate) resident on the server no problem to my android tablet via my HTPC (a newer AMD).
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