Need an excuse for a 40″ computer monitor (or a PC in the living room?)

Well, you’ll still have to come up with that yourself, but as for how to build a HTPC from scratch for under $1000 (with some tweaks in the article to get it under $500 or well over $1000), you can take a look at this article over on Engadget.  From all I’ve read (in this article and others) ensure that your video card can hand HDCP (High-Def Content Protection, I believe),  otherwise you’re going to have some issues getting that high-def content out to your display.

By Patrick

Patrick started down the SciFi & Fantasy road with the original Star Trek series reruns and "The Hobbit", and has enjoyed the travels to date. An engineer by training, he's a SQL jockey in day-to-day life, and married to a great woman. He also hopes to (one day) be able to slide down a pole to his subterranean garage. To the Patcave!


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