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    Who all here also has a HTPC?

    I usually download TV ep's that I miss and then burn them to VCD... Well last night I was out of CDR's so I thought to myself... Why not just output the video from my laptop to my TV... The picture was way better then a VCD and 10 times easier.. So then I thought I should just build a HTPC for a permanant solution..

    Questions.. Who all here has one? What are the specs (components and what not)? Did you build them inside a shell home theater equipment (receiver case or what not)?

    Now I know there are a lot of HTPC forums but I just wanted to get some info from everyone here first...

    Thanks!
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    heck I have 2 of them, but mine are just normal pc cases, one of them is a P4 1.5 with a ATI Radeon 9800 all in wonder, the 2nd one is a P3 1Ghz which I am just using a scan converter on. The P4 records DVD quality movie perfectly. The P3 is pretty much only good for playing mp3's and movies.
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    Me! Just to match the car.

    Silverstone case, AMD64 processor / ASUS Mobo, 1GB RAM, Radeon 9600, SB Platinum, WiFi.

    Got my Laptop back from my ex and the desktop was going to waste, so shelled it for the HTPC.
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    Now that I've got the bug for carPCs I'm starting to talk my g/f into HTPC. I'm glad you started this thread. I'm gonna start looking into forums for HTPC to get my info like I did in here. Any suggestions for a good, informative forum like this one?
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    Thanks for the links. Looks like I'm gonna be up for a few nights of reading.
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    yeah it's very addicting, it's about as bad as carpc's
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    Quote Originally Posted by migel628
    I use my modded Xbox, works great
    I will be using my XBox for a while until I can save up for a HTPC. The CarPC stole the contents of my wallet

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    Are there any other links or forums for HTPC? The meedio link is just software and the AVS link is TOOOO much... It talks about EVERYTHING under the sun... I was wondering if there was a website like this that is strictly about carputers...

    How much of a PC do you need to record TV shows or play MP3's and what not??
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