I'm pumped. I ordered the Greyhawk screen in a 72x40.5 size. That's the max I could do, the whole system should arrive in a couple of weeks. The question I have is should I build a pc for my home theater. It sounds like the resolution is much better than what I can achieve with a progressive dvd player. However, do you lose the remote control capabilities of your dvd and can a novice get this thing to work.
Thanks for the reply. I'm happy to hear that a remote can be used. I will check into the home theater PC that's already set up for rookies like me. Do you happen to know if one has many problems with the reliability of these computers not so much from hardware but software etc.
One more question, I'm looking at purchasing the new prontopro, it sounds like it's a pretty good unit. I think I can purchase it through a dealer friend of mine for cost, however he though the new marantz piece was going to be different than the Pro?
My personal experience with HTPC is mixed. I use mine and I'm happy with it. My wife and kids hate it, and they'd much rather use the (non-progressive) DVD player for a lot less hassle.
I haven't spent the time to integrate the remote control with the HTPC, which a lot of the problem. But that's not a particularly easy thing to do, at least it wasn't about a year ago when I worked on it.
We have an older Pronto (vintage June 2000) and it works very, very well. We've had no call to even consider upgrading.
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