A home theater PC makes TV more convenient than ever, but you might not be getting the best possible picture quality out of the box. Here are a few tricks for improving it.
For us PC fanboys and gals who secretly drool over the Mac Mini's oh-so-tiny appearance, there's the Ripple Look. It's a great-looking Home Theater PC with an Intel dual core processor, 160GB of space, HD support, and one weird commercial.
Hell yes. Asus has finally committed to an October U.S and European arrival for its entertainment-PC-in-keyboard. The sleek device has a 5-inch touchscreen and Ultra Wideband HDMI (with receiver) to connect to your TV. I want it on my coffee-table.
The Q700 looks like a nettop, but has a little more balls thanks to a 2.5GHz Pentium Dual-Core E5200. Top specs include a TV tuner, HDMI, 4GB RAM, 1TB hard disk, and Intel GMA X4500 graphics. Prices start from $499.
Yesterday I purchased a Home Theater PC to supplement my existing DirectTV hardware—although I hope to ditch cable TV/satellite providers all together sometime in the future. What I'm interested in knowing is what kind of setup you guys prefer.
Asus's amazing-looking Eee Keyboard, which is a home theater PC stuffed inside a keyboard, complete with wireless HDMI and a secondary touchscreen, is dropping in May or June. And for only $400-$600!
Compliments of the FCC, we're getting an early look at Netgear's beefy yet practical response to the typical home theater PC.
Jin Woo Han's design for a Home Theater PC concept is certainly innovative. Somehow reminiscent of R2-D2, it has a built-in projector flanked by speakers that you can detach for optimum positioning. The slimline unit has retractable cords and a collapsible keyboard. Gallery is after the jump.
As far as home theater PCs go, you would be hard-pressed to find a design more appealing than the TT concept HTPC from Omaura. The work seems to derive its inspiration from traditional speaker bars, but one look under the hood and you can see that this thing is pure PC. Unfortunately, imagining what it would be like…
Here's a home theater PC (HTPC) "bare bone" case from LixSystems, a company that apparently pays attention to the right details for a box that's going to be in an environment that needs near-total quiet. Its 280-watt power supply has a fan that keeps the noise down to 14dba, which is right down there in church mouse…