Originally Posted by RCD7210
Hey All.....got a question as far as the whole HTPC thing and this looked like the forum to do it in. What are some of the uses of a HTPC ? Im guessing some uses could be a DVR, recorder, maybe music networked with receiver, and using your tv as a monitor, but im just wondering what other sorts of stuff people do with them. I have built a few desktop PCs and have been kicking around the idea of doing one for the HT, but really dont know the benefits? Even just a simple list of examples would be cool. Thanks !
For me it's a few things.
First it is the convenience of having all my media available easily on my entertainment system. Media means movies.. Tv shows.. Music and pictures.
Second. I really like that I can play a movie at the touch of a button without getting off couch to find a disc. No waiting for FBI warnings or navigating menus either. Just bang- instant gratification.
I also like being able to stream movies from online and also play back on my home theater system movies or shows I have downloaded or ripped .