Ok. Time to necro me a dead thread.
I've read some HTPC threads and I'm still lost
so I will give you must haves.
Cable box function. ( Me using it as a cable so I can record with my HDR function, and watch TV also. I would like dual channel so I can record one, and watch the other )
No gaming functions, besides facebook surfing. Basic flash games ( Kongregate, and Newgrounds, etc. )
Wireless internet. I will most likly use the same card from main rig. I love it.
As silent as possible.
1080P HDMI out. I will use it to go to my home theater receiver. So it must be able to do at least 5.1 audio/video via HDMI.
I will be storing varius music files, videos, pictures, and other things. All different formats. Lossless will be what I will be attempting. Although it will be temporary. I do want to try my hand at some kind of server to store all such material.
I will be steaming a lot. Hulu, Netflix, and other various websites.
No need for a blu-ray. I have a PS3.
Wireless keyboard/mouse, and a remote to change the channels if possible. I don't want to mess with a keyboard/mouse while I'm in bed.
And that is all I can think of for now. I value quality, and ease of use, but it doesn't have to be super simple. I learn quite quickly. So please build me something
Thank you! Anymore questions just ask me.
Also tell what OS and software is best.Edited by Mako0312 - 5/4/11 at 11:37pm