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    Hi everybody,

    I have a classroom with a HDTV. I have been hooking up a laptop, via HDMI cable, to view DVD/BD's and web content (YouTube or live streaming through a website). The thing is I am now after something more permanent and static, but without taking up too much space, or breaking the bank. So I don't want an all-singing-all-dancing full sized tower PC, and wondered what people might be using that's nice and small, but powerful enough to stream video from the internet onto a HDTV?

    Thanks
    Glenn

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    Zotac machines are great for this

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    We run our plasma display screens with low-power mini-ITX boards. They're passively cooled and boot from flash drives, so no moving parts to wear out. All but the cheapest have DVI and/or HDMI outputs now too.

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    Thanks for the input guys. I'll do a bit of research on what you've recommended and see what I come up with!

    Thanks again.

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    +1 for a Zotac Zbox - Mini ITX form factor - get the version with the AMD E-350 processor and put in your choice of HDD/SSD, RAM and Windows OEM sticker - can build them for less than £300 if you have a 2.5" HDD lying around.

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    I already looked into these, but they are limited. If I have a video stream from a specific website, I cannot access them from these types of devices.

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    Please provide an example of a stream that will not work with these types of devices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    Please provide an example of a stream that will not work with these types of devices.

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