Build the Ultimate Home Theater PC by Ed Tittel

By Ed Tittel

When you are new to development a excessive functionality desktop or wish additional information at the domestic theater purposes then is the booklet for you. bear in mind that this e-book doesn't supply extensive insurance of media heart software program.

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This also means that information can be kept current online, though it will slowly but surely change over time making the print version less and less accurate. We also tried to pick items that were available from multiple sources so that competition could help keep prices under control. Nevertheless, HTPC is a specialty area and some HTPC-specific items (cases, TV cards, fanless graphics cards, and remote controls are all pretty good examples) are more costly than more typical massmarket components (CPUs, memory, disk drives, and so forth) and less subject to declining prices over time.

MCE uses the Internet automatically to retrieve the metadata (titles, album art, artist information, and so forth) and constructs these listings automatically for its users. The left-hand menu controls what information is displayed; the right-hand grid makes it easy for users to pick individual entries to play, record, or dig into further. qxp 11/3/05 9:42 PM Page 31 Chapter 2 — Bringing Media to the PC FIGURE 2-6: My Music can list music collections by album, artist, playlists, and so forth and makes it easy to choose items for listening, copying, or other activities.

Qxp 11/3/05 9:42 PM Page 19 Bringing Media to the PC chapter A simple equation can help illuminate this chapter and the primary subject of this book. ” Although this may not be literally true, it’s certainly true enough to explain much of what makes a Home Theater PC so different from a typical desktop PC. This chapter explores those differences in more detail, and this should help you understand why a typical HTPC has more components than a desktop PC, and why so many of its requirements diverge from those for desktop PCs as well.

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