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Deal of the Day – 5/20/2011 – 5.1 Sound System

May 20, 2011



Here’s a great deal on a 5.1 surround sound system. It is the Creative Inspire T6160 5.1 Multimedia Speaker System. Mind you, they are computer speakers, but they would work very well with an HTPC in a smaller room. The set usually goes for $60-$80, but for another 12 hours, you can pick it up […]

Posted in: Deals, Home Theater

How to Organize Your Cable Clutter on the Cheap

May 20, 2011



Building a Home Theater can be a very satisfying project. After all the work of placing your speakers, putting your TV and setting up your source components, there’s nothing like being able to sit down and watch a great movie in high definition with awesome surround sound. However, a home theater project can lead to […]

Show Your HTPC Setup

May 15, 2011



If you would like to share details and pics of your HTPC setup, send them to insanehtpc@gmail.com. Send in a pic or two (or however many you like), and tell me a little about the setup (HTPC specs, software, speakers, etc.). They will be posted on a separate page. Thanks!

Posted in: Featured, HTPC

Deal of the Day 5/14/2011

May 15, 2011


msi large

Just came across a sweet deal on a motherboard that would be perfect for an HTPC over at Newegg. It is the MSI 880GM-E41. It comes with a built in GPU that has an HDMI port, so you don’t have to worry about getting a video card. It also has support for 7.1 surround sound! […]

Posted in: Deals, HTPC

How to Get Rid of Cable (and Not Miss It)

May 14, 2011



With so many ways to watch TV content online for free, it surprises me that cable services can still be so expensive. Most people are tied up in long-term contracts, paying for a lot more content then they’ll ever see. In reality, most of us only watch a select few channels, if that. There are […]

Posted in: Movies, TV Shows

Adding Movies and TV Shows to XBMC

May 13, 2011



XBMC is a great program to get your HTPC off to a good start. Like I’ve said before, there are many different programs you can use, but XBMC is my preferred front end software. In order to ensure that everything runs smoothly, it is important to make the proper preparations. Naming Convention Movies XBMC pulls […]

Posted in: Movies, Software, TV Shows, XBMC