Many laptops now have HDMI available. Not all of them are good at displaying images on HDTVs and other products that accept an HDMI connection, however. A GPU with a fair amount of power is required to watch video via a laptop’s HDMI out.
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.
By using a computer TV tuner, you can watch TV on your computer. Find out about the types of computer TV tuners and how to find and install a TV tuner that’s right for your computer.
Here is a review of the RD-XS32 which, apart from having the usual functions of a DVD-recorder (disc playback, chapter editing, etc) lets you store any program directly onto the built-in hard-drive.
Here is a review for the Linksys NMH305 unit, a good beginner solution for backing up your needed data into a single-storage solution.
If you’re stuck deciding on the video card and TV tuner for your HTPC, why not kill two birds with one stone and go for a combo HDTV Tuner Graphics Card? It saves you space, power, time and expense when building your HTPC, while providing a full suite of video processing and TV input capabilities.
Have you always wanted to have the Internet at your fingertips while sitting in bed, or lounging in the living room without dragging a laptop around with you? In this article, I will be showing you what components to buy in order to build a great machine to incorporate into a home theater system.
There are many ways to incorporate your computer into your home theater setup. There are many possibilities that you can unveil when using a PC in addition to a home theater setup. In this article, we will get into the advantages of setting up a home theater PC.
23″ monitors offer many advantages over smaller screens; most notably, this class almost always boasts resolutions of at least 1920×1080. If you need a monitor with plenty of screen space, or the capability to play 1080p movies, 23″ monitors are a great choice.
With the price of LCD computer monitors being much less than the price of LCD televisions, and the desire to contain all of your electronics in a central area, you may be wondering if you can attach your DVD player directly to your computer monitor.
Have an older computer that you want to hook up to an HDTV, but the video card just won’t cut it? Even though the AGP interface is on the way out, there are still options that will allow you to get more use from your home theater PC.