Hi when i get some extra cash together iam going to build a HTPC. i planned everything i want to add to it, i never asked for advice before and i done a lot of builds i just thought it be nice to see some feedback, see what people think.
This would be used for my living room as a dvd, hifi cd player etc etc not for intensive gaming although would be fun with a few controllers for a game when mates came around
I have been following the HTPC article and have been thinking about also building one since I have just recently gotten HD and am now addicted.
Do the PC Tuner Cards function as input for the cable signal? Do I still need a cable box? Can I get the HTPC to function as a cable box complete with all channels decoded much like a high end tv with a cable card?
Not to sound like an idiot but I see the signal coming in on the cable box then leading to the input for the HTPC.
Are there better inputs for a HTPC such as HDMI? At the same time is there a video card with an HDMI output?
I want to keep the incoming digital signal as true as possible all the way to the screen.
I want to see what it would take to build the highest end HTPC with money not being a problem. Then of course get cheap.