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-- HTPC Meta FAQ v0.6m3.txt begin



Please put your HTPC to work - fight cancer. Read this .


         If you have knowledge,

         let others light their candles in it.

              -Margaret Fuller, author (1810-1850)



I need help !! Please contribute a morsel to the HTPC puzzle.

Kudos to jsaliga (WM9 Encoding), JohnAd (Software) & Eiffel (HDTV Card Buyer's Guide).


Found a broken link, error, or informative thread? Please post here . A quick summary (less than a sentence) will help me.


Thank you.


Cheers,

Mike


..Mike Smith . Silver Spring, Maryland, USA (ET)


Note: Hyperlinks trail the relevant text and look like this: «« . The character « is a left pointing guillemet (double angle quotation mark). The traditional URL format is to underline text but with consecutive hyperlinks , the URLs become obscured.


Note: This is not an FAQ



It is a meta FAQ, an FAQ for finding other FAQs (i.e., a list of FAQs). It's deliberately and unforgivingly concise. Read the Beginner Info, return here and locate related topics with your browser's find.


Within sections, initial entries bolster later ones; beginners should read sequentially.



Old posts like "jitter" and "bits are bits" reference tenets and fundamental concepts, not technology's bleeding edge. Heed and respect old posts as if they were your elders.


Beginner Info

"Have fun, the learning curve is steep but there is a lot of information here. Read the FAQ, use the search , read for weeks, and you will find all the answers you need." -The Swarm 03-08-02 «« .


• HTPC flowchart diagram «« -muk 09-19-02 «« .    †


The first two are in a state of inactive maintenance and have broken links but remain great references. Who will assume their maintenance? (come on now, the authors already did the hard part) 2003-01-08

Broken links abound in the next two posts. I can't edit them, no need to tell me they contain broken links. 2003-12-11


• Buyer's Guide: HTPC for Newbies -RiverSide 05-15-01 «« start here .    †

• "Best in Class" recommended HTPC components -xcel (Wayne Gerdes) «« .

• Building a stable HTPC -Mark Rejohn 02-25-03 «« read before you build .

• HTPC News -woofer hardware, software reviews «« .    †

• HDTV Card Buyer's Guide -Eiffel 12-31-02 ««

• Building a Home Theater PC, ExtremeTech -Part 1 «« -Part 2 «« -PVR «« .

·· Part 1 caveat «« Paraphrasing Karnis, note some oversights: VIA chipsets aren't HTPC-friendly. Minimum display is 1080i/540p HDTV, not 800x600. CPU performance is a priority if running DScaler «« (which wasn't mentioned). Remote control via Pronto «« or Girder «« . However, better than most attempts at HTPC articles.

• Build with low power/quiet components -xcel 05-19-02 «« .

• dtvMax -Ron Jones: build «« news «« .

• HDTV FAQ: AVScience «« Digital Connection HTPC & HDTV FAQ «« Cliff Notes «« .

• What is an HTPC? -Mark Rejhon «« -jriver «« -Valnar «« .

• Acronym/glossary/defintion/abbreviation: electronics -ePanorama.net «« .


• Why reference so many old posts?


1. The HTPC Meta FAQ is a one-man show by Mike Smith. Contrary to popular belief, he isn't omnipresent and this document isn't his day job. It works when members post on the feedback thread here . When they don't, it becomes stale.


2. Old posts like "jitter" and "bits are bits" reference tenets and fundamental concepts, not technology's bleeding edge. They remain relevant even though the revelation wasn't today.


3. Knowledge and timber shouldn't be much used till they are seasoned. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, US author & physician (1809-1894), The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table, 1858


• Why so terse? ;) «« .


Additional beginner info


Confused? Ok, some basic knowledge will help.


• How Home Theater Works «« .

• PC as a DVD Player & Video Processor/Scaler, DVD Verdict -Jerome Saliga 03-20-02 «« .

• Progressive vs Interlaced: a guide «« .

• Line doubler, scaler, NTSC resolution «« thread «« . [display video]

• DVD FAQ -Jim Taylor «« .

• HD Scan Rate Chart -John Luff, Broadcast Engineering «« .


Books


• recommended reading -SMR Home Theatre «« .


Intermediate & Advanced Info


Digest Beginner Info, then study these reference posts.


• HTPC FAQ -xcel «« This document's primogenitor, listed for historical reasons. Has broken links; corrections below.


• What are 480p/960i and 540p/1080i? «« (Why 540p Equals 1080i to the electronics in a HDTV set) .

• What are 3:2 and 2:2 pulldown? «« .

• What is jitter? «« Q&A «« .


• ASUS GeForce + D-ILA problem fixed! -dpanko Mark J. Foster 05-05-00 «« ELSA GeForce quality.

• Best sound card to use with Lexicon DC-2? -thager Cliff 06-09-00 «« 11-28-00 «« .

·· Frank was right, bits just ain't bits -Kei Clark 05-04-00 «« .

·· SB S-PDIF is WRONG !!! -Frank Doorhof 03-16-00 «« .

• Display refresh rates for film and video source content «« .

• Software or hardware decoding, which is better? 1: «« 2: «« .

• WinDVD 2000 registry tweaks: Dazzling output with low-end HTPC -Brett 05-24-00 «« .

• DILA users! Perfect 1360x768 (16:9) and 1360x580 (2.35) on an unmodified DILA! -Mark Rejhon 10-01-00 «« (Why we want a D-ILA and how to tweak it).

• My own htpc in the making -Yvonus «« .


Linux HTPC- General


• Linux HTPC -work permit 07-16-02 ««


Video card- General


• What is a transcoder?

HTPC→VGA/RGB→transcoder→component/YPbPr→HDTV «« .

• DIY VGA to component transcoder -Jon Rhees «« -DPW666 11-24-02 «« .

• DIY ATi Radeon YPrPb component output
 

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