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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by DeepakJR, May 17, 2002.

  1. DeepakJR

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    i am planning on probably building an htpc this summer. i am really new at this htpc topic and would like to know what kind of video-out card or similar hardware you htpc buffs recomend.

    l8rz, DeepakJr.
     
  2. Masood Ali

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    This thread should have enough information to keep you busy until you're ready to build it this summer. [​IMG]
    Cheers.
     
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    Well, I would disagree....The thread is completely confusing and clouds the issues as needed....
    The only things needed are as follows:
    1. Objectives of a HTPC
    2. Connections necessary
    3. Simple hardware checklist
    4. Simple hardware recommendations
    40 some odd threads are not needed to answer those questions. I started wading though that mess and gave up. There has to be an easier way to answer those relatively simple questions....
    Although I will admit - if you have until summer, that FAQ will keep you busy [​IMG]
    Dave
     
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    I didnt say they werent in there....I just said there is enough there to make it more confusing and throw more at you than needed.....

    In a sense, you made the point for me....It was not necessary for independent threads - its that complex an issue - one good post/page could provide a more than adequate FAQ for HTPC....

    Although I love the AVSforum with regards to HTPC - I can assure you, I have found more useful info elsewhere...

    Dave
     
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    As for hardware recommendations, I used Wayne Gerdes' Best-in-Class HTPC hardware guide.
     
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