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HTPC Noob

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by sniffer66, Dec 15, 2004.

  1. sniffer66

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    Hi

    I'm in the IT Trade and have loads of PC build experience. I have a Panny PW5 plasma and am putting my first HTPC together.

    One of my main drivers is to scale the pic via the sweetspot/dscaler for my Sky+

    I've been researching as much as I can - great forum BTW !! :)

    Have my Radeon 9600, Athlon xp2400, 1Gb of DDR 400, 250 Gb disk. Sweetspot card and Xcard. I also have Showshifter and Dscaler.

    From what I've read it looks like I can drive much of whatever front end I choose with the xcard remote but I'm stuck on a wireless keyboard and mouse solution.

    I'm looking for a keyboard with a "quality" action and a built in mouse - trackball or laptop style "nipple". Its going to be used from the sofa so cableless power is a must - battery ?

    Can anyone recommend a decent piece of kit ?

    Many Thanks
     
  2. hebawom

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    This is an American site, but it's got masses of info - it's been an invaluable resource to me while building my first HTPC:

    http://www.htpcnews.com/
     
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    Great - thanks for the info
     
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