Enter the HTPC

Well, after researching the ins and outs of HDTV, I decided that building my own Home Theater PC was the way to go. No, really… Stop laughing. I could put the whole thing together really cheaply, and it would have more features than you can imagine! I found this amazing front-end called MythTV. MythTV is like a free version of TiVo with even more functionality. It all runs on Linux, and is quite stable.

Next entry… the pcHDTV Tuner!

Where to start?


This is the first post, so I figure I should probably start out with a bit of history. Ann and I bought a big TV… You know, one of those honkers that owns a corner of your family room. I don’t think we ever thought we would do that, but here we are. During the research process for the new TV I ran across this thing called HDTV. In a nutshell, HDTV is High Definition Television, and it is going to be part of our broadcast standard in the not so distant future. I quickly realized that in order for us to take full advantage of the large TV that we would need to get this thing called HDTV.

Next entry… Enter the HTPC