Choosing Your HTPC Software

May 12, 2011


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, […]

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Planning My HTPC

May 12, 2011


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 […]

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My Current HTPC Setup

November 11, 2010


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 […]

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Hello There!

November 11, 2010


Hey Everyone, Welcome to Insane HTPC. I made this blog for a couple of reasons. First of all, I love HTPCs! Ever since I first hooked up a desktop PC to my projection TV via S-Video, I knew this was special! hehe – Anyway, as technology improved, I later hooked up my laptop to an […]

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