|Originally Posted by HelloCDClub |
I'm looking to build or buy an HTPC for my family for as cheap as humanly possible. Any ideas?
I have an old PC with a P4 3.0ghz, 1GB ram, Asus HDAV 1.3 slim PCI, Visiontek HD2600 pro AGP 256MB (thinking to upgrade to a new video card that really supports HDCP and don't have to buy AnyDVD HD anymore), LG Bluray/HDDVD drive and I play blu-rays at 1920x1080 60hz with uncompressed audio using TMT 3 (blundled with Asus card) without any problems.
What I mean is you can try to find and old computer with about the same specs as mine and you can try to play HDTV content. I've been doing it with Windows XP SP3 (planning to try to windows 7 soon), just make sure that video hardware acceleration option in TMT is checked otherwise you won't get smoth playback.
Now thats cheap isn't it??