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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove WR2 Homebuilt system Master 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. | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>HTPC Questions> Related ressources: ForumHTPC Questions ForumComponents Questions HTPC /Gaming PC ForumNew HTPC questions ForumQuestions about small HTPC with custom case ForumGaming HTPC case fan questions ForumHTPC Questions ? ForumMy HTPC build... some questions before i buy Forum~$500 HTPC i3 build questions ForumHTPC Questions : UEFI & 4 Channel Recording ForumCheap HTPC , processor questions ForumSome questions for a mid-end HTPC ForumHTPC Questions and Recommendations ForumHTPC as a DVR - Several Questions ForumBest Budget HTPC Questions ForumNew HTPC build questions . ForumBuilding a HTPC , few questions ForumQuestions about parts for an HTPC ForumHTPC setup questions for a newbie ForumHTPC Build Questions ForumWhich of these computers is better? More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !