Software Configurations

*Assassin Ultimate Configuration and “Out of the Box” Setup*

The only systems to offer all the best HTPC modications in one place!

Over 20 years of experience, 30+ hours of hand configurating and
1,600+ HTPC specific modifications done to your system before it ships!
*Please note Windows 7 and Windows 10 setups are slightly different due to WMC being abandoned.


 
(Best for Easy Live TV)
  • 4 main Interfaces; 
    • Kodi (XBMC)
    • Emby (Mediabrowser 3)
    • WMC
    • Plex Server
  • Easiest Live TV Setup Option
  • Accessory OS Programs Needed for Interfaces
  • Selected and Customized Skins
  • Menu Customizations
  • Selected and Customized Add-ons
  • Add-on Integration
  • Windows Setup and Configuration for HTPC
  • Accessory Windows Add-ons
  • Bios Update and Configuration
  • Additional Software Programs Selected
  • Mapped Drives & Libraries
  • Installed Dual Silent Metadata Scrapers
  • Audio/Video Codecs Installed
  • Easy Live TV Setup
  • & Much Much More

(see full details at bottom of page)
(Best for Future-proof and Add-on Compatibility)
  • 3 main Interfaces; 
    • Kodi (XBMC)
    • Emby (Mediabrowser 3)
    • Plex Server
  • Accessory OS Programs Needed for Interfaces
  • Selected and Customized Skins
  • Menu Customizations
  • Selected and Customized Add-ons
  • Add-on Integration
  • Windows Setup and Configuration for HTPC
  • Accessory Windows Add-ons
  • Bios Update and Configuration
  • Additional Software Programs Selected
  • Mapped Drives & Libraries
  • Installed Dual Silent Metadata Scrapers
  • Audio/Video Codecs Installed
  • Windows 10 Apps Integrtion to Media Interface
  • Integrated Kodi Live TV PVR Client/Server Ready
  • & Much Much More


(see full details at bottom of page)

 "The Ultimate Assassin set up is everything you need to maximize your HTPC experience
and start enjoying your Assassin HTPC from the first time you boot up the machine."



So Which User Interface Should You Use? XBMC, Mediabroswer 3, Plex or WMC?

Assassin's Front-End Comparison Guide

                     ______________________ FAVORITE
HD Audio (7.1) YES YES NO YES KODI / EMBY
LIVE TV YES YES NO YES WMC
Overall Appearance BEST BEST BETTER GOOD KODI / EMBY
Add-Ons / Plug Ins TONS SOME SOME FEW KODI
File Types Supported ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL
Streaming Options TONS LOTS SOME FEW KODI
Customizeable VERY MODERATELY LOW LOW KODI
Ease of Use MODERATE MODERATE EASY EASY PLEX
Cross Platoform MINIMAL SOME TONS MINIMAL PLEX

 

Assassin's Suggestions:

For Live TV -
If youre a beginner.  Use WMC w/ Windows 7.  Moderate to Advanced use Windows 7 with Kodi and the ServerWMC plugin (check our guides for how-to).

For Overall Expeirence -
Use Windows 10 with Kodi, its most robust, has tons of options add-ons and customizations with gorgeous interface and skin options, but does require a little bit of learning for the new user (luckily your Assassin HTPC has guides for that!).  Our Kodi setup is the closest thing to Cable TV replacement in the market today!

For Ease of Use - Try out Plex.  With its basic netflix type look it won't confuse (or wow) anyone.  But it is simple, plays just about everything and you can play it across any type of electronic device anywhere (Phones, Smart TV's, PC's, Laptops, Androids, Mac's, PC's, etc!).

REMEMBER...WITH THE ASSASSIN ULTIMATE SETUP, THERE IS NO NEED TO CHOOSE AS THEY ALL COME INSTALLED & CONFIGURED!



Assassin's Ultimate Configuration and “Out of the Box” Setup Details:

Now with 4 Media Interfacess of Kodi (XBMC), EMBY (Mediabrowser 3), WMC, and Plex in a single system that allows you to manage and experience your media in a way only an Assassin HTPC can deliver! 

  • Manage and view your media collection using WMC, Kodi (XBMC), Emby (Mediabrowser) and/or Plex.
  • Have access to your media across any platforms and any device (Mac, phone, PC, tablet, etc) anywhere in the world.
  • Enjoy hundreds of HTPC specific customizations and dozens of programs configured to work in perfect harmony 
  • 1600+ XBMC add-ons (video, music, movie, program, picture and more)
  • Chosen Kodi, Emby, Plex, and WMC plug-ins
  • Pre-mapped drives, settings and installed add-ons.
  • Pre-installed and configured audio/vidoe codecs to allow instant enjoyment of your media.
  • Only HTPC system available anywhere in the world configured with plug and play functionality that is ready to use directly out of the box. 

The Assassin Ultimate Configuration Includes (but not limited to):

General Setup:

·         88 Point Assassin Quality Control Build Checklist

  • Bios Configuration specific for HTPC use
  • System Driver Installation
  • Power Settings configured for HTPC use
  • Discrete or Dedicated graphics configuration
  • Setup and mapping of media folders
  • Setup and mapping of system folders
  • HTPC friendly Antivirus Installation
  • HD Video codec installation and configuration
  • HD Audio codec installation and configuration
  • Bitstreaming HD Audio installation, testing and configuration
  • HD Audio Sample Files
  • Hardware Monitoring Software
  • Windows Installation and configuration specific for HTPC use
  • Windows Upgrades
  • Specific Startup Programs Selected and configured for best HTPC experience
  • 3rd party Remote-in Support Software Installation
  • Custom Windows Media Center Theme + 50 additional Themes
  • Emby Server Setup and Configured
  • Emby Theather Setup and Configured
  • Assassin Selected Emby Plug-Ins for best HTPC experience
  • Proprietary Assassin Kodi Interface
  • Assassin Selected Kodi Plug-ins for best HTPC experience
  • Creation of exclusive Assassin Streaming Main Menu item.
  • Interactive Weather Forecasts
  • Automatic Library Updating
  • Ipad/Iphone Control Installed
  • Tablet control Ready
  • Airplay Capable
  • Plex Server Software Installed and Configured
  • Automatic metadata retrieval program installation and configuration
  • Trademarked Assassin HTPC Tutorials
  • Kodi - latest stable version
  • Emby Server (latest stable version)
  • Emby Theatre
  • Plex (latest stable version)
  • All Kodi Add-ons installed
  • Select Kodi Add-ons activated 
  • Video Plugins
  • Select Emby plugins
  • Networking all players to media folders for all media options
  • Select Video Add-ons (Icefilms, Genesis, Phoenix TV, SportsDevil)
  • Exclusive Assassin Streaming Video menu option
  • WMC Plugins
  • 25 WMC Themes
  • MCE Buddy 
  • Google Chrome Browser
  • Make MKV (trial)
  • WMC Theme Studio
  • Auto Rip & Compress
  • Integrated Web Browser into Kodi
  • Over 2,000 add-ons installed into Kodi
  • System sharing folders preset
  • Hardware acceleration levels set
  • Library settings configured
  • Playback settings configured
  • System and services settings configured
  • Music settings configured
  • Proprietary Assassin Skins
  • & Much More