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Home Theater PC Uses

  • Bart Farkas
  • Jeff Govier

Abstract

This chapter will answer the question, “Why should my DVD player be an HTPC?” To the computer hobbyist, this question needs no answer: Building a machine to play movies is much more fun than just purchasing one. For the rest of us, however, this question needs to be answered to provide some justification for investing time and money to create a machine that on the surface looks like it could easily be replaced by a low-cost DVD player. Of course, there is a lot more to an HTPC than just playing DVD movies, but since DVD technology represents the state-of-the-art for home theater, it is an ideal topic for comparing an HTPC to the alternatives and showing how the HTPC has many advantages over conventional DVD players.

Keywords

Computer Game Hard Disk Drive Digital Audio Picture Quality Sound Card 
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© Bart Farkas and Jeff Govier 2003

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  • Bart Farkas
  • Jeff Govier

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