July 31, 2006
I’m seeing more and more people gathering up all of their digital media and putting it in one place: on a computer. Then, they hook the computer up to a gimungous LCD monitor and the games begin!
What’s the point? Well, if you’re like me, you have lots of music mp3s, lots of photos, and you like to record television shows. What’s nice is that a home theater pc (HTPC) can store all of this media in one place, allowing you to manage a large archive.
In essence, your HTPC becomes a jukebox, a movie theater, a tv recorder, and a slideshow projector. Plus, you can share all these things with other computers in your household, or portable devices, while maintaining a centralized and secure collection of your files.
Very efficient! And fun! Read more information about HTPCs here.