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HTPC Spec reqd - low budget...

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by pcAnywhere, 18 May 2006.

  1. pcAnywhere


    Joined: 8 Mar 2006

    Posts: 909

    Could you recommend a spec for a HTPC that meets these requirements..

    Smallish case (upto video recorder size) - preferably silver rather than black..
    Cheap (under £300 excluding OS)
    s-video out(for connection to a CRT)
    s-video in (I assume that most tuner cards have these as standard)
    Audio out via s/pdif co-ax or optical (for connection to my exisiting surround sound system)
    1 digital tuner (for Freeview)
    1 analogue tuner (for Sky box)
    1 modem (yes - still using dial-up but will be going broadband eventually!!)

    System will not be used for gaming (I have a system that does that already) - therefore on-board graphics OK. System does not need to be silent (who watches TV in silence?!) and will be used for digital recording and web-browsing / e-mail