HTPC Questions Tags: Homebuilt Cable Systems Last response: September 4, 2006 10:03 PM in Systems Share lanboysam September 4, 2006 7:11:07 PM Ive been pondering the idea of a dedicated HTPC for my home but i have a few questions on how it will affect my current equipment. Can i still use my current digital cable within the new rig or do i still have to use the digital box the cable company gave me....or will it be pointless to have digital? What are some ups and downs of windows MCE2005 for an OS? Can i use it as a TIVO/DVR kind of device? More about : htpc questions WR2 a c 90 B Homebuilt system September 4, 2006 10:03:49 PM You will be using your digital cable with a HTPC. You may not need to use your cable box depending on the hardware you choose. Digital is good - in both audio and video. XP MCE - more ups than downs. DVR? Absolutely! Have you browsed through the section of Toms Hardware Guide? They have a nice HTPC section. http://www.denguru.com/index.html If you google - Home Theater PC - you'll get more links, including DIY, LINUX and OEM (like Alienware, HP Media PC or Sony DLS) options. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedHtpc\steam box build cooling questions Forum SolvedBuilding a HTPC and other questions Forum SolvedBudget HTPC build questions. Forum SolvedFirst build - budget Haswell HTPC - Questions Forum SolvedCouple Questions Regarding Upgrading HTPC Forum New HTPC Build - Questions Forum SolvedMy HTPC build... some questions before i buy Forum SolvedAdvice for Gaming/HTPC Final Spec, few last questions Forum SolvedHTPC Questions and Recommendations Forum SolvedNew HTPC Questions Forum SolvedHTPC setup questions for a newbie Forum SolvedHTPC CPU question.. Forum HTPC build + general questions Forum Cheap HTPC Build and Questions Forum New HTPC questions Forum HTPC Questions Forum Questions about small HTPC with custom case Forum SolvedHTPC GPU question Forum HTPC Questions? Forum Solvedhtpc graphics card question Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !