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Why and how would we build a Home Theater PC?

By: Array

Corsair have kindly given us the heads up on a new system build log they've posted up on their website which delves into the building of a home theatre based PC system. Alongside the many supporting photos to document the building process, they also go into great detail on all the most important elements of a quiet, efficient, and multi-capable HTPC system.

 


Based on the success of our first system build log (How to Build an Ultimate Gaming PC), Corsair has just published another system build log. This time we dive into the details of building a home theater PC. From component selection, system build, software installation, to watching and recording TV - we have every step covered in great details! Over 100 photos to document the process to show your readers how easy it is to put a HTPC together.

 

There are a lot of Digital Video Recorders on the market right now, some cable and satellite companies will give you one with their service for a small fee. Unfortunately, most of them come with low amounts of storage, sometimes only 20 or 30 hours of regular content. Not to mention the fact that the vast majority aren't network compatible to play files off a file server, they can't run games, they don't allow you to share the programs you record on other computers in the house, and they seem to be almost universally slow.

 

In order to remove these restrictions, Microsoft released Windows XP Media Center Edition.

 

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Antec Unveils The "Fusion" HTPC enclosure

By: Array

A new and rather stylish media center chassis has just been added to Antec's lineup, the "Fusion" case being the latest to be a part of their LifeStyle series of PC enclosures. Complete with a useful and rather snazzy VFD, this chassis would blend rather nicely into most any home theatre environment.

 

For the full scoop, grab Antec's official announcement folks.

 



Fremont, CA - January 4, 2006 - Antec, Inc., the pioneering and leading global brand of high-performance computer components for the PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself markets, has introduced Fusion, the latest addition to its LifeStyle series of PC enclosures. Fusion brings quiet computing to home theater PC (HTPC) cases.

 

This HTPC case is ideal for users who want to integrate PCs into their daily lives. Fusion was designed to resemble other consumer electronics equipment in order to seamlessly blend into any home entertainment center. The case features a unique triple chamber design that isolates the power supply, hard drives and motherboard into separate cooling zones - resulting in a quieter and cooler system well suited for media center applications.

 

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DEAL OF THE DAY - Vizio P42 HDe 42" Plasma HD-Ready TV for Only $1199!

By: Array

Deal of the Day details:

 

Offer: It's HD, it's 1024x768, it's 5000:1 contrast ratio, it measures 42" across, it's in STOCK, and can be yours for over HALF the cost of others that feature the same (or even worse) specs. Refurbed to be new, this is a GREAT buy on 42" plasma for those of you who are just aching for one this holiday, or for those of you who need to have a 42" plasma in every room of your house. The rebate is a paltry $50, and shipping varies from $100 to $199 depending on which side of the country you live in. Get yours today before they sell out.

 

*** For more details on this deal and many more, visit our Deals page - it's the smart place to shop! ***

 

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DEAL OF THE DAY - Hyundai 32" ImageQuest LCD HDTV for Only $899!

By: Array

Deal of the Day details:

 

Offer: The free shipping offer expires tonight and PC Connection seems to take a couple of weeks to bring it back.... this tv features a very respectable 1000:1 contrast ratio, 450 nits brightness, 16ms response time, and a 170 degree viewing angle. They've compared this unit to the super popular Dell W2600 which is more expensive and smaller, yet was priced the same when they first released. The FREE shipping is what really makes this deal as it combines very nicely with NO tax (unless you're in MA, OH, or TN).

 

*** For more details on this deal and many more, visit our Deals page - it's the smart place to shop! ***

 

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DEAL OF THE DAY - Samsung HLR-5067W 50" Widescreen HDTV for $1899.99!

By: Array

Deal of the Day details: Samsung HLR-5067W 50" Widescreen HDTV DLP with Digital Cable Ready Tuner for $1899.99!

 

Offer: Imagine how cool it would be to show this off to your relatives when they come over for the holidays. You might be a little late for Thanksgiving, but not too late for Christmas and especially the Superbowl!

 

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Leadtek Unveil the WinFast DTV Dongle

By: Array

Adding to the rush of recently introduced miniature USB digital TV products, Leadtek have just sent out a press release introducing their new WinFast DTV Dongle. All the details reside in the announcement here folks.

 

Taiwan- November 11, 2005 - Leadtek® Research Inc., a world-leading VGA card and multi-media solution provider, introduced new released of the world's small form factor DVB-T solution for PC: Winfast® DTV Dongle, an enhanced USB 2.0 version TV box. With compact, slim and noiseless thermal design, no extra power adapter required, simply plug & Play digital terrestrial TV on your PC is no longer a vision of imagination.

 

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Info-Tek Announces GECUBE Digital TV Walker

By: Array

Released within a day of Compro's comparable offering, Info-Tek have unveiled their GECUBE Digital TV Walker which makes for easy digital TV tuning and recording capabilities whilst on the go. You can get to all the details over at the official site folks.

 


Taipei, Taiwan, November 8, 2005--Info-Tek Corporation, the major supplier of the world's leading graphics card brand GECUBE™, has announced the new release of a complete DVB-T tuner USB solution--the GECUBE™ Digital TV Walker. A mobile multimedia device that allows users to watch and record TV on the go, the TV Walker supports high-definition digital TV and radio broadcasts.

 

The GECUBE™ Digital TV Walker is a lightweight multimedia solution perfect for executives or those constantly traveling on the road. By simply plugging the GECUBE™ Digital TV Walker into notebook's USB interface, users can watch local digital TV or listen to radio broadcasts conveniently anywhere and anytime.

 

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DEAL OF THE DAY - Hitachi 46-Inch Projection HDTV TV for $1011.99!!

By: Array

Deal of the Day details:

 

Offer: They've brought a hot 12% off customers "coupon" for you folks that make for some very sweet deals on the high ticket items! If you're a current Overstock customer, use a different email address to get the 12% off applied to your cart! This is especially hot because you get a FLAT $2.95 shipping no matter how BIG the tv is and there's NO tax (unless you're in UT) so get on it while you can because they run out of stock quick on their popular items.

 

*** For more details on this deal and many more, visit our Deals page - it's the smart place to shop! ***

 

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DEAL OF THE DAY - Panasonic TH-50PX50 50" HD Plasma TV for $2998!!

By: Array

Deal of the Day details:

 

Offer: It's amazing what kind of pricing you can get this new 8th generation of Panasonic Plasma for these days. The TH-50PX50 is a 50" plasma with 1366 x 768 native resolution, 3000:1 contrast (with perhaps the best black levels available), 8.58 billion colors, built in ATSC/QAM/NTSC tuners, CableCard slot, HDMI-HDCP input, Pedestal Stand, speakers, and more! Just click through 6th Ave to see the limited time $2998 price. Shipping is a very reasonable 6 cents!

 

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