Operation Media Center – Update 2014

It has been four years since I first installed the media center and I have gone through a few iterations since its inception so I thought I’d write an update on what has evolved.

The latest additions in 2014 are as follows:

The usual equipment:

The component backbones:

  • Samsung 46″ LCD television
  • Sony 7:1 Receiver
  • Mac Mini (HDMI)

Sound (other than Sonos):

  • 2 Bose small speakers – front channel
  • 2 Bose medium speakers – back channel
  • 1 Bose center speaker – center channel
  • 1 Bose subwoofer

I also switched out my Internet service from Comcast home to Comcast Business.  It is more expensive, but I wanted a static IP address for the Synology and they also don’t throttle your speed.  My hope someday is to actually cut my cable, but that has not happened yet out of pure fear.

Anything I’m missing in my setup?!?