Browsing All Posts filed under »HTPC«

How To Control Your HTPC

May 23, 2011

0

Without a good wireless input device for your Home Theater PC, it’s easy to find yourself on the floor using a wired keyboard and mouse. This works, but it defeats the whole purpose of a “Home Theater” PC. Luckily, there are several wireless devices that can be a great remote for your HTPC, depending on […]

How to Organize Your Cable Clutter on the Cheap

May 20, 2011

0

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

0

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!

Deal of the Day 5/14/2011

May 15, 2011

0

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! […]

Choosing Your HTPC Software

May 12, 2011

2

There are so many different kinds of software that are available to use for an HTPC that it is easy to become confused and discouraged. Knowing about the advantages and disadvantages of each helps lessen the headache. Let’s discuss a few that are widely used in the HTPC world. XBMC (Free) Platforms – Windows, Linux, […]

Planning My HTPC

May 12, 2011

1

When planning a Home Theater PC, there are many different options to consider. However, there are certain components that are always present. These include the case, motherboard, CPU, RAM, hard drive, other components, and operating system. Allow me to walk you through my thought process as I built my HTPC. Case Before we talk about […]

My Current HTPC Setup

November 11, 2010

0

Currently, I’ve been using my personal laptop as my HTPC. It’s an Acer Aspire 4810TZ-4120, and I love it. The battery lasts 8 hours (seriously!), it has a 500GB hard drive, not to mention 4GB of ram. I’ve got it hooked up via HDMI to a 37″ Vizio 720p LCD TV, which is a perfect […]