Short list of HTPC Parts!!!??! Need Help!!

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  1. Shawn Keeler

    Shawn Keeler Stunt Coordinator

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    I am looking at building a HTPC for my dedicated theater. I will only be using this for DVD playback, HDTV, and as a PVR. I am looking to get the best quality playback for DVDs, would a HTPC be the best route? I would like a list of the parts and brands if you where going to build a HTPC from the ground up with the features I have requested. There are so many brands out there, and I would like to get the best and most reliable parts. Any help would be great!!!

    Parts needed;
    Case
    Motherboard/Processor
    HDTV Card
    Graphics Card
    Capture Card??
    Remote capabilities???
    Hard Drive
    OS
    Misc.????
     
  2. Brian E

    Brian E Screenwriter

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    For PVR most folks on the AVS Forum seem to like the WinTV PVR-250 (does hardware encoding). You'll probably want a DVD Burner as opposed to a regular ROM. That way you can archive certain shows if you want. Make sure you have a fairly large hard drive to hold the stuff you PVR plus any music if you're going to use it as a music source too.

    You can find out lots at the AVS Forum as far as HTPC goes. I'm just researching myself at this point & have found it helpfull.

    Good Luck
     
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