[quote=“Huang Guang Chen”]Mine can.
To sharpen my query, let me add these ideas, generated as they are by a mind free of tech quotient.
I’d love to have a home sound system that had as it’s main storage and player this computer, as most of my music is on a computer. I want that to be linked via wireless to speakers that I can switch to in three rooms and a balcony.
I’m thinking it would be nice to have a separate keyboard and monitor - is there anyway to use my existing monitor from my desktop? Via wireless?
Is there anyway to harness my existing desktop PC (once I reload friggin’ Windows, grrrr!*) and incoporate that into a happy config involving a sound system, this Macbook, my sounds, my vids, Skype, et al, and all via wireless?
Cheers for the thoughts!
- What happened to my desktop is that it failed to load several times which then prompted me to attempt to return the system to an earlier refig. When that stalled I impatiently rebooted and now it just won’t boot. A mate’s coming over tomorrow to sort that.[/quote]
You just need to add some hardware to your current unused PC if you want it to be an HTPC. Oh yeah and you need the right software as well. If you are going to reload OS anyways try and get Windows XP Media Center edition. Then add a TV tuner card and a Video card that can connect to TV and a TV that can accept. If you are doing HD you may need a new card. Some card like this: engadget.com/2006/01/24/how- … ical-htpc/
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It might be a bit technical if you don’t have experience with PC hardware/software and A/V hardware.
If you want to do it with mac I think you can wirelessly connect AppleTV and your mac.
- Apple TV is cool but… unless you have alot of ITunes available video/music you will need to hack/mod it to be able to make it compatible with all video formats. Not that hard but it is annoying.
Hmm, that’s all I can think about now.