Advice needed re TV internet media machine.
Having just bought myself another doorstop (except that this one is too light
even to stop a door) in the form of:
I am doing what I should have done in the first place and asking for advice.
I want to be able to stream media from the internet. My vicissitudes have
convinced me that it will have to be a computer that I use, and I would, of
course, like to use Debian, though I may have to consider LMDE. But I don't
want to buy another brick, and I am not sure exactly what I will need (hence
my trying and failing to buy a dedicated machine).
What is the minimum oomf I will need? I have an old netbook, but it can't
handle streaming from the TV channels, so I obviously need a bit of power.
My desktop can do it, but I want to go on using my desktop as a desktop! If
it is to be a media machine, it might perhaps be able to play DVDs and even
record off air, but the important thing is streaming back TV programmes and
Amazon Prime. I don't mind a series of separate machines, each doing one
thing and doing it well. Unix anyone??? This machine is for streaming from
Quiet wouldn't hurt, but is not essential.
I am in the UK, which is obviously relevant.
I would be very grateful for suggestions.