An HTPC, or Home Theater PC, is a computer used in a home theater. It normally is used to record and play back media.

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What’s the best way to stream video from my computer to my TV? (preferably wirelessly)

Basically I have a bunch of AVI's and such sitting around. In the past I've used an svideo/5mm [computer side] to RCA [TV side] wire that basically makes the TV act as a monitor and uses the TV as ...
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How can I access my mini-pc (RaspberryPi / MK802 / Mele A1000 / VIA APC) via ethernet/wifi without having Monitor?

Soon I will be getting my own mini-PC (RaspberryPi / MK802 / Mele A1000 / VIA APC). But I was wondering whether is there any possibility that I can just power up and access my mini-pc's OS by ...
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Considerations for keyboard with integrated mouse for HTPC dedicated to the TV?

I have just dedicated a computer to my living room TV, to watch Hulu, movies, etc. You can think of it as a Media Center TV but I hardly use Media Center itself. What features would distinguish a ...
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How do I build a cheap home theater pc?

I want to create a home theater pc. Currently I have a system with a cheap barebones pc and a PVR-150 capture card. But I need another and Im looking around. About a month ago I found that its ...
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Windows Media Center HDMI Capture Cards

I'm working on a new software application that utilizes windows media center to play recorded TV shows in the center of the screen. We can get this to work with standard coax or RCA input TV ...
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Can RDP mirror/shadow the local console session? (re: Win7, RDP, and HTPCs)

I'm a huge fan of the built-in Remote Desktop in Windows but it seems to have a huge limitation for me in regards to a HTPC. Sometimes I need to login to my HTPC and be able to change the display ...
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High-def TV tuner for satellite TV

A few months ago I bought a plasma television and upgraded my satellite receiver so that I could watch the high-def channels. We have another television purchased previously which also has a high-def ...
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Intel WiDi / Miracast receiver hardware / software for DIY HTPC [closed]

I've read that there are many mediaboxes which could be good options for being Miracast-receiver. However I'm looking to build my own HTPC, and I want it to support being a receiver of Miracast, as I ...
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No HDMI sound on TV from HTPC

Ok, so I just finished putting together a new HTPC and everything works great. I had it connected to my 24" LCD monitor via HDMI and got great video AND audio. However, when I connect the same cable ...
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Native resolution of 1366 by 768 on Sharp TV with home theater PC

I have a Home theater PC setup connected to a Sharp 32 inch LC-32PD5X LCD TV. I have spent some time trying to get a 1 to 1 pixel mapping at the native resolution of 1366 by 768 but have made little ...
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Install unsigned drivers in Windows 7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Use an unsigned driver in Windows 7 x64 This question was never answered. I ask again because I need a way install unsigned drivers on Windows 7 so I can use my IR ...