What's new

PC Help (1 Viewer)

jrjmpls

Auditioning
Joined
Dec 21, 2008
Messages
2
Real Name
Ross
I'm looking to purchase a Media Center type PC for my system. I would like it to:
1. Rip and PlayCDs
2. Play Blu Ray Disks
3. Record HDTV from satellite

I have a Sony 52" LCD TV, DirecTV Satellite and a Denon AVR-3808CI with speakers.

Can some give me some advice on what I need in a PC and what software to use?

Thanx in advance.
 

romeoz

Auditioning
Joined
Dec 20, 2008
Messages
6
Real Name
bryan moore

1. Any program can do this, you can use windows media player that comes with any windows os.
2. Get a Blu Ray Rom...they run about 120.00 on ebay for a Sony 4X.
3. Get a TV tuner card that will allow you to input from your dish.
 

SethH

Senior HTF Member
Joined
Dec 17, 2003
Messages
2,867
If you're going to record and playback HD then you'll want a decent amount of processing power. Alternatively, you could get a tuner card that does the encoding and decoding on the card to take some of the load off the primary CPU.

If you're buying a new PC, just get a Core2Duo or Core2Quad processor and you'll be fine. Also, order it with Vista Home Premium which actually has a pretty solid media center built-in. If you're a Linux person, then do a google search on Linux Media Center Edition.
 

jrjmpls

Auditioning
Joined
Dec 21, 2008
Messages
2
Real Name
Ross
Thanks for the help. Any recommendations for TV card, PC or software? I'm thiking about a Hauppauge card and Beyond TV for recording. As for PC maybe a Sony or a Dell Studio Hybrid.
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Latest Articles

Forum statistics

Threads
356,492
Messages
5,113,942
Members
144,101
Latest member
Peteo
Recent bookmarks
1
Top