From the Back Cover
The best of both worldsnow THIS is entertainment
You love tinkering with technology. The digital lifestyle is your lifestyle. So building your own Home Theater PC just might be as entertaining as using it. In these pages, a couple of fellow tinkerers explain the components and subsystems of a Home Theater PC and help you choose and pur- chase parts, assemble and test the PC, install Windows® Media Center Edition, and get the whole thing up and running. Then, invite your friends over and watch 'em turn green.
All you need to know
Clear, step-by-step instructions, complete with parts lists, pictures, and diagrams
- What makes it an HTPC
- Choosing the CPU and memory
- Graphics, video, and HTPC audio
- Monitors and displays
- Networking your HTPC
- Remotesand how many you can lose
- Installing MCE 2005
- Your choiceP4, Pentium M, or Athlon 64
- Maximizing your multimedia experience
- . . . and more!
About the Author
has been involved with computers for nearly 25 years. Since 1994 he's been a full-time writer and tech editor. Among his many book credits is PC Magazine: Fighting Spyware, Viruses, and Malware
, also published by Wiley.
Mike Chin has been a gadget geek since before he learned to read. After dabbling in business journalism and home audio, he settled into technical writing and consulting. He created www.silentpcreview.com, the leading online authority on computer acoustics.