Australia: Intel NUC for Surround Audio and Video going cheap

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HomerJAU

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I just bought a new Intel NUC (Eighth generation) on eBay to replace an 5 year old NUC for a great price:

$269.10 with 10% discount and free shipping with EBay Plus membership

You will also need RAM and and SSD drive: (I got these from Amazon AU - free shipping with Amazon Prime membership)

8GB RAM:

NVME SSD:

Just under $400 AU for all three with free shipping.

This will give you an extremely fast media player when LibreElec (Kodi) is installed. There’s a thread in the QQ Media Player sub-forum on installing the parts. Screwdriver is the only tool required.


This will play all multichannel media files (audio and video) from a local USB drive or from a network device, including 4K, 1080p video, Atmos, DTS-HDMA, FLAC etc. Rips from DVDAs, SACDs, BDAs and BDVs. When turned on it starts at the Kodi screen like a disc player. It does not start like a computer. It is quiet, I can’t hear any noise even when my AVR is not playing.

If you are interested but don’t feel comfortable setting one up yourself I can do it for QQ members (no charge, you pay for the items above and shipping.).

NOTE: You will also need a wireless Remote or you can run from an iPhone or iPad or Android phone/tablet via wifi.

EDIT: There’s also Kodi addons to stream Netflix, Optus Sport and Foxtel/Kayo content in HD (you’ll need a paid subscription for each)
 
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kap'n krunch

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Dude, so cool... you are such a freaking genius, man....

I'm sure it's nowhere near as cool but I am rather proud of my tweaked Mac Mini...it is quite a monster...funny cause when I was looking for a PC alternative, it was way more expensive and I was lucky enough to get the last Mac generation with Intel chips...

It would be great if you let me know what you think of my machine..cheers!

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Nice. Looks pretty powerful.

I‘m just about to start on getting a MAC OS version of Music Media Helper started. I’m trying to resurrect an old MacBook Pro (my daughter’s old notebook) but it may be too old for latest MAC OS.
 
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