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Anyone here into HTPC?

Just bought myself a Infocus X1 PJ instead of the Mits 65 inch i bought 2 weeks ago from BB that crapped out on me already. Anyway. Going to be either buying or building (Dell has a smokin deal right now) a HTPC for it and was wondering if anyone here has any experiance in it? Looking for Tips and Advice. It will be for HT and Gaming (surprise)
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Re: Anyone here into HTPC?

Could you possibly put that into English? J/K, apparently I'm not into the computer scene like you are...

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Just bought myself a Infocus X1 PJ instead of the Mits 65 inch i bought 2 weeks ago from BB that crapped out on me already. Anyway. Going to be either buying or building (Dell has a smokin deal right now) a HTPC for it and was wondering if anyone here has any experiance in it? Looking for Tips and Advice. It will be for HT and Gaming (surprise)
Just bought myself a Infocus X1 FPJ (Front Projector) instead of the Mits (Mitsubishi) 65 inch (Rear Projection Television Set) I bought 2 weeks ago from BB (Best Buy) that crapped (went bad) out on me already. Anyway. Going to be either buying or building (Dell has a smokin deal right now) a HTPC (Home theater Personal Computing) for it and was wondering if anyone here has any experiance in it? Looking for Tips and Advice. It will be for HT (Home Theater) and Gaming (Playing Video Games) (surprise)[/

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Thank you stegen!

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Re: Anyone here into HTPC?

If you're gonna do that, build your own. You can get much nicer stuff, and no crap
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If you're gonna do that, build your own. You can get much nicer stuff, and no crap
I agree. If you want it done right do it yourself. You can pick and choose every part that goes in for equal or less of a price just my

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Re: Anyone here into HTPC?

definitely build your own pc. If you can't put together a pc good luck setting up and running a HTPC. You're going to spend alot of time fighting with the pc to get it to output the format you want. Are you going to be running a High definition tv tuner in the pc? You'll need a huge over 200gig hard drive to be worth anything if you're recording high def. video. I have tons of appz and tons of info for htpc's but unless you read about it all you won't be able to run it all anyways. Go to http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/ and click on home theater pc section. This web site by far has the most info, every thing you'll need from projectors, audio equipmnet, screens, htpc's, anything and everything. Just start reading.

You've got a lot to read and learn but it's real fun if you're into that stuff. Good luck and have fun!!

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definitely build your own pc. If you can't put together a pc good luck setting up and running a HTPC. You're going to spend alot of time fighting with the pc to get it to output the format you want. Are you going to be running a High definition tv tuner in the pc? You'll need a huge over 200gig hard drive to be worth anything if you're recording high def. video. I have tons of appz and tons of info for htpc's but unless you read about it all you won't be able to run it all anyways. Go to http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/ and click on home theater pc section. This web site by far has the most info, every thing you'll need from projectors, audio equipmnet, screens, htpc's, anything and everything. Just start reading.

You've got a lot to read and learn but it's real fun if you're into that stuff. Good luck and have fun!!
Thats where I have been learning but its a info overload. its to hard to find out what I need to know almost. I hooked my pc up to the X1 last night and got to the desktop but when i tried to play games, it wouldnt load a image on the X1. and S-Video was all crappy looking while VGA looked fine. I am not going to be recording HD, dont want to.

The Dell pc was a p4/3 ghz, 1 gig of ram, 128 radeon card, etc. and i priced all that at new egg and it came to the same ($800) but dell has a $150 instant rebate so it came to $650 on dell includding shipping. I may go the dell way.
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