[QUOTE=Dee;2756908]While desktops are not going away soon, their days are numbered. The amount of movies that I convert these days are few and far between, so there isn’t the need as there once was for mega powerful desktop PC’s.[/QUOTE]
Laptop can’t hold the amount of data need to store is one reason Desktop won’t go away any time soon. Try putting 13 HDD/SDD in a laptop? That isn’t going to happen.
[QUOTE=Dee;2756908]We have a smart TV, and generally just stream movies from the likes of Netflix. If the smart TV doesn’t have an app for a streaming service, then I simple stream it to an Android phone, and cast the stream to the smart TV.[/QUOTE]
Streaming is for the dreamers that have FIber or no drops or throttle in their internet or those that can get Broadband. We have to remember not everyone everywhere has Broadband-some still use dial-up still.
[QUOTE=Dee;2756908]Movies that I do have converted are streamed across our home network via an Intel Atom based server to the smart TV or anything else connected to the network.[/QUOTE]
I just use the good old trust BD/DVD standalone player to watch my movies.
[QUOTE=Dee;2756908]If we buy a movie on BD, then I don’t even bother making a backup, as not a single BD movie disk has failed.[/QUOTE]
Well Media based movies are more reliable then they used to be and if you get a bad copy just go back and exchange it.
[QUOTE=Dee;2756908]I still need a desktop PC, and will try and get hold of an Intel Skylake CPU and build a new system around that when Skylake launches soon. Skylake is said to support hardware encoding and decoding of H265, so that will be interesting.[/QUOTE]
The problem is all the programs and apps that everyone uses-was written and tested on a Desktop based computer in one form or fashion before it’s release to the public. That is what alot of people seem to discount without the Desktop we wouldn’t have all this wonderful programs and apps we use on a daily basis and not realize it. And Servers(Cloud) are Desktop based computers not Laptop computers so that is why Desktop will not go away the way of the Dinosaur and will remain with us for long time to come. Oh yeah I have Full Tower Desktop as well to hold all my needs as the Tower is also my Archive Desktop as well keeping all my docs in one central place to access and use in my Network.
This is my OP ed but will stand the test of time. Without Desktop everything we take for granted today wouldn’t be here.
[QUOTE=cholla;2756909]I plan to buy or build a desktop for my next computer.
That’s a couple of years from now for me.
Maybe the Intel Skylake CPU will be in some of the already built computers by then & I will buy one of those.
I have considered building a mini HTPC but I haven’t.
I don’t have a Smart TV . I do have one that USB from a hard drive plays well on.
That is how I watch most movies but I still also use a DVD player to watch a lot of movies.[/QUOTE]
I recently rebuilt mine with Asrock Extreme z97 already this last summer so I won’t need do so anytime soon. I will upgrade my GPU but memory is 16gigs and 256gig SSD and 14 - 3tb HDD is plenty of usage for my needs. I might upgrade my CPU from i5 to i7 if cost permits. As for streaming my Desktop is the NAS HomeGroup network so I can access and watch it that way already. Upgrading can be a costly venture to do especially when you have to budget your cost.