Build: Budget HTPC

Introduction: This is my current HTPC setup which i originally built 2 years ago and has served me well since. It's a low powered net-top, which means it can be left on 24/7 if needed which is useful for a personal video recorder (PVR) and easily hidden away behind your TV screen or underneath in … Continue reading Build: Budget HTPC

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How to: Install OpenElec on the Acer Revo RL70: Part 4

Part 4: Remote Control Setup In this section we will look at three alternative ways to control XBMC, allowing you to hide the keyboard and mouse from sight altogether. 1. Control XBMC using your TV remote Purchasing a Pulse Eight HDMI-CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) will allow you to use XBMC with your existing TV remote control … Continue reading How to: Install OpenElec on the Acer Revo RL70: Part 4

How to: Install OpenElec on the Acer Revo RL70: Part 3

Part 3: Adding additional Repositories (Repo's) and installing Add-on's There are many wonderful add-on's for XBMC that enhance and enrich the user experience. These add-on's can be installed via repositories (or repo's), containers if you like for many add-on's developed by a group or individual developer. There are two types of repo, official and unofficial. … Continue reading How to: Install OpenElec on the Acer Revo RL70: Part 3

How to: Install XBMC on the Acer Revo RL70

Introduction This multi-part post is a tutorial and build log documenting each step involved in installing and configuring your preferred version of XBMC onto a Acer Revo RL70 nettop PC.  I will cover two of the most popular  builds of XBMC, XBMCbuntu and OpenElec. The full article is split into the following posts/topics: Part 1: Installing XBMCbuntu … Continue reading How to: Install XBMC on the Acer Revo RL70