Thinking of buying an HTPC or building one on your own? Then, here’s a comprehensive guide on HTPC that will fill you up with all of the information you need to enjoy a superb home entertainment experience.
HTPC & Cablecard – Central Home Entertainment Units
There is no “standard description” for a home theater system. It might consist of many separate components – a large digital television or projector, DVD or Blu-ray playback, an A/V stereo receiver or amplifier and subwoofer. Each device having its own remote control and complex of interconnecting cables. What if you could combine many of these devices, add digital video recording, and use one remote to control the system from ten feet away? This is possible by using a PC as the heart of your audio/video home theater system. Here we discuss how HTPC and Cablecard can be used to heighten your home theater experience, simply (or maybe not so simply) by connecting up your PC and other home entertainment devices.
The Boxee Box from D-Link is a miniature HTPC loaded with features. It certainly looks like a cutting-edge piece of hardware, but can Boxee deliver on its promise of easy access to web content?
Modern day computers are multimedia ready even at the entry level. You have enough juice to play back your video or audio files. However, if you want a PC which rivals a home theatre system, you will need to pay attention to specific areas as mentioned in this article.