It is easy to get lost with all the terminology when upgrading your HTPC for 4K Ultra HD. What is 4K and how does it differ from Ultra HD? Why do I need to care about HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 if I want to get 4K 60Hz UHD? And what do these terms mean? […]
Over the past couple of years, I have had mixed feelings about Raspberry Pi as a HTPC, because even after using all possible optimization tricks it simply was not responsive enough for my requirements.
Now that a new model and stable release of OSMC operating system is out, is the Raspberry Pi 2 finally ready to replace your HTPC?
Have you ever wanted to create a file server to link multiple TVs and to store all photos, movies, and videos into a centralized file server?
In this complete guide, I will cover the steps needed to setup your own Network Attached Storage (NAS server) to store all your media files in a home cloud.
The key to an enjoyable, user-friendly media experience is to choose the right remote control. But how you can find the ideal remote?
In this post, I will show you the perfect way to control your entertainment center using a Logitech Harmony Smart remote control and Flirc adapter.
Imagine that you have a DVR that can automatically store all the content of any live TV channel for the past month, meaning that if you miss a TV show, you can always go back and watch it whenever you want and on any device.
In this complete DIY guide, I will show you how to set up an exciting TV experience that you may not have ever seen elsewhere.
Is it possible to build a silent Steam Machine and HTPC that is capable of 1080p gaming?
In this guide, I will show you how to build and configure a performance HTPC, from start to finish, that will achieve exactly this.
In this guide, I will show you from start to finish how to build a quiet mini-ITX system that will be suitable for playing full HD videos, listening to music and viewing your photos. This guide is based on my AMD Richland-based budget HTPC that I have built myself. You can also select components for the Intel Haswell-based budget HTPC with this guide.
So, you are ready to build your first HTPC, but only the thing holding you back on the build is choosing the right processor. Intel has recently released its Haswell desktop CPUs that bring some exciting improvements to media centers. On the other hand, AMD has also released their Richland refresh, so let’s have a look at the new features they bring to home theater computers.
In this post, I you will find the results of my recent poll about the best CPU for the 2014 HTPC builds.
Do you have an older HTPC system that needs upgrading, but you are not sure which components to replace to get the best value for your money? Or maybe your system is already more than adequate to play all the videos you have, but heat and noise are things that would be nice to reduce?
In this guide, I will highlight the key components you should consider upgrading to speed up your HTPC while making it quieter.
If you are looking for the optimal hardware for use as an XBMC media platform, the Android-based Ouya game console is the right choice for you. In this complete guide, I will show you easy and advanced ways to set up XBMC on Android to turn Ouya onto the ultimate media box.