Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: staten island, new york
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Hi everyone. I am thinking to build my first HTPC (never built a pc before) for my dedicated theater room. However, the more I read I get discouraged (due to lack of knowledge in this area) and quite frankly, I do not even know if I need one. here is what I am looking for HTPC to do;
1) I want to use it as my main blu-ray player to play AND copy content on the HD for future viewing. Needless to say I want to maintain the original PQ and SQ.
2) surf the net using benq w6000 projector on 135" screen.
3) view pictures and home videos.
In the room I have Fios cable box which can stay or if not too much hassle I would like to use HTPC (and save cable box rental?)
I use netflix, hulu + and youtube but I can get Ruku or something else and my receiver (pioneer vsx-1121k) has Pandora and internet radio.
am I inventing a new bicycle or I can benefit from building HTPC since I am not looking to use all/many of its abilities?