Build a better HTPC with Engadget

Kevin C. Tofel
K. Tofel|01.24.06

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Kevin C. Tofel
January 24th, 2006
In this article: DTV, Engadget, hd, HD Beat, HdBeat, HDTV, HTPC, MythTV, TV, WMCE
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Build a better HTPC with Engadget image
Engadget builds an HTPC
Eliot Phillips just built a killer HTPC over at Engadget, maybe he had some DTV-envy from our WMCE how to? It's all good because he's got space for a killer amount of storage in the box: can you say 4TB in the future? There's no HDTV tuner in the box just yet, buy we forgive him; besides, he's already stated his intentions to add a card that's both OTA and QAM-capable. The HTPC costs a little more than a grand, but has some spunky components including an Intel P4 at 3.0GHz, 2GB of memory, and an inexpensive graphics card can power a 1920 x 1200 display. The step-by-step instructions are easy to follow if you want your very own HTPC that runs MythTV on Linux, but we'll warn you now: due to graphic pics of PC guts throughout the post, viewer discretion is advised.
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