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Why and how to build a Home Entertainment Personal Computer

About the Book

This 40-page tiny little book helps you understand what to expect from home entertainment system and how to build such a system in very simple language.

It should not take more than an hour to finish the book. It is sort of a coffee table book.

Note that it does not involve too much hardware details.

About the Author

Sandeep Giri
Sandeep Giri

Sandeep Giri is a software developer by profession and a HTPC enthusiastic. He has built a nice home entertainment system and has also been helping his friends to build or purchase a nice system.

He is not really an audiophile but he enjoys tinkering with the hardware and software.

Table of Contents

  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 Target Audience of Book
  • 3 What does it do?
    • 3.1 Basic Premise
    • 3.2 Music / Audio
    • 3.3 Pictures
    • 3.4 Videos
    • 3.5 Games
    • 3.6 Listening on wireless headphone
    • 3.7 File Operations etc
    • 3.8 Downloading Hub
    • 3.9 eBook Server
    • 3.10 Family Video Call
    • 3.11 Karaoke
  • 4 How?
    • 4.1 Evolution
    • 4.2 TV
    • 4.3 Speakers
    • 4.4 PC
  • 5 Why not X?
    • 5.1 Why not XBOX?
    • 5.2 Why not android based small PC such as XIOS? / Why not Raspberry PI?
    • 5.3 Why not use TV + NAS (Network Attached Storage)
    • 5.4 Why not Apple TV
    • 5.5 Why not Boxee instead of XBMC
    • 5.6 Why not Roku
    • 5.7 Conclusion

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