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Windows® 8.1 Inside Out by Tony Northrup

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Chapter 17. Creating a Home Theater PC

Chapter 14, and Chapter 16, each discussed different techniques for playing music and videos on your home TV and stereo. Those approaches, such as using an Xbox or a digital media receiver (DMR), are far less complex than connecting a Home Theater PC (HTPC). Additionally, your cable TV company will probably rent you a digital video recorder (DVR) with the most important HTPC features.

So why dedicate an entire chapter to the HTPC?

  • The apps. You can run dozens of different apps to play your music and videos, and they can be infinitely customized. I’m not using hyperbole; people write ...

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