Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by Acidburn, Sep 1, 2004.
htpc --->> what is it?
HTPC = Home Theatre PC
Do a search and you'll find plenty more info............
and if you take it up you'll be just like all of us:
really? I still struggle to figure out what it is. ... A home based pc top of the range use for watching DVD's?
Try searching for HCPC aswell.
It's a PC used for your home cinema, watching DVDs etc.
Doesn't need to be top of the range for HCPC use.
See here for more info: http://www.avforums.com/frame.html?http://www.avforums.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=46
As GregHook as stated doesnt need to be a top of the range PC if it is for HCPC use only, you mainly need a top pc for gaming etc.
I just made my first HCPC this weekend which is of reasonable spec and it cost £375 which is far less than the dvd player that i was thinking of buying, and i now have plenty of upgrade potential i.e i can add additional hd space for use as a jukebox/moviebox and i can also add dvd burner if i want to back up my collection etc.
The picture quality from a hcpc is really very excellent especially if you have a pj, plasma or lcd display.
i took the plunge and would thoroughly recommend it.
especially if you have a plasma or projector.
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