Is it possible to make a media center out of a PC and a big TV?

by on November 14, 2010

Q: I am looking to make a home entertainment system using a PC and a 60″ LCD TV. I will be buying the PC just for media, and am looking to stream content from the big TV networks, Netflix and youtube/google videos. Is this doable? And also, and recommends on hardware for the TV and PC?


One Response to “Is it possible to make a media center out of a PC and a big TV?”
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    Yes it sure is, what your interested in is something call a Home Theater PC or HTPC. Since this is a big topic I’m going to give you some links with more information:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Home_theater_PC#Software

    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/forumdisplay.php?f=26

    Personally on my HTPC setup, I use Boxee http://www.boxee.tv/ and Windows 7 Media center to handle most of my playback needs.