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.