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Home theater PC: All buttoned up

After struggling for weeks with various hardware and software configurations, I was starting to lose hope that I would ever be able to accomplish all the goals I had set out for my home theater PC project.   268 more words


XBMC revisited

In previous posts on my home theater PC, I advocated for the use of Windows Media Center as the media center front end of choice. It does seem to the be the front end that is able to combine the largest number of features under one roof, but there are a few critical flaws I have discovered as I have put it to more real world testing. 1,412 more words


Home theater PC remote control review: Rii Mini RK25A

As I said in my last post about the home theater PC, I had one issue left to resolve: remote control. In order for this PC to really be convenient and usable, I set a goal for myself to be able to control it with a handheld remote, rather than a keyboard or multiple remotes. 1,536 more words


HTPC - Configurer un média centrer Xbmc - Kodi avec Steam + totalmedia theatre 6 (blu-ray / 3D)

Pré requis :

Installer Kodi / xbmc  : http://xbmc.org/download/

Installer klite-codec pour être tranquille  sur les format : http://codecguide.com/download_kl.htm

Installer steam : http://store.steampowered.com/

Installer totalmedia home theatre : … 395 more words


Home theater PC build: Part 5 & Addendum

Final Thoughts

When I started this quest, I really only had a pile of components and a vague idea of what I wanted to accomplish. I knew mostly what I wanted to do and what it might take me to get there. 349 more words


Home theater PC build: Part 4

Additional hardware and peripherals

Storage space: I am a bit crazy when it comes to storage space and I always have extra HDDs lying around, so in addition to the on-board HDDs, I also put together a 4 drive external storage pool using a… 1,147 more words


Home theater PC build: Part 3


I was nervous as hell when I hit the power button for the first time with all the components installed together. I had tested individual components with power, but it wasn’t until this moment that I got to see what it could do all together.   2,248 more words