“Recently I was asked why the Media Center PC hasn’t received more widespread acceptance as a home component. In this article I discuss whats wrong with the Media Center PC and what it will take before the Media Center PC or HTPC gains acceptance.”
Here are some more Systems articles from around the web:
- Zalman HD160XT Plus HTPC Chassis @ Guru3D
- Sunbeam Acrylic HTPC Case @ techPowerUp
- Adesso and the HTPC – Valentines Forever @ BCCHardware
- Origen AE S21T HTPC Enclosure @ Modders-Inc
Source: Techware Labs
Techware Labs takes on the mystery of the HTPC, and why it hasn’t caught on. Sidestepping the Linux issue, as learning even the small but of Linux needed to set up an HTPC can be daunting, they focus on the 4 flavours of Windows Media Center Edition. One the biggest mysteries that they touch on, and that has always bothered myself, is the cost. To buy a DVD player, DVR and cable box costs far more than building a pre assembled HTPC. See what light they can shed on the mystery in the full article.