Originally Posted by Carlos Fong
I used to have a 50 LCD projection and used to watch all my movies thou my HTPC
now I have a Samsung Plasma with USB, and do all my movie viewing On a 16 GB usb stick I load my 12 GB Blu ray movies on that stick and watch them. Its incredible how a 3 INCH USB stick replaces a big HTPC.
Question is, is there any reason to keep my HTPC?
Why even both with USB stick if you have load it up with movies on the PC and then plug into the TV, might as well just play the dic from the player.
So, no, smart TV's are not smart enough to replace HTPC.
With HTPC we can go from viewing live TV, to recorded TV, to Netflix, to HULU, to youtube, to downloaded movies (legal in Sweden, ha ha ha), to ripped movies, to listening to music, to listening to radio, to viewing video clips, to viewing family photos... without having to switch inputs, or physically inserting media, and on all TV's in the house, not just one.
It is all in one place easily accebile with a remote.