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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 2008-05-02, 10:20 PM Thread Starter
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Question Planning a new HTPC - what will $1500 buy?

Plan to build a new HTPC to work with my new 52" LCD
I have a budget of $1500
I will use it for Internet, watching TV, DVD and Blu Ray movies and be able to watch all video clips that I downloaded or BT from internet in RMVB,AVI or WMV format.
I aleady have a TV top box with 160G HD and a HDMI output
Will this budget enough for a quality and stable HTPC and what OS should I pick
Sorry to ask all these questions but I am just too new to this field
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That's more than enough...
Read the top sticky, especially the last few pages.
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what will $1500 buy?
A lot. A typical HTPC budget is between $500 and $1000 plus software. Since you want to play BD discs, aim for the higher end of that scale. There are lots of threads on this topic. Please review the sticky threads at the top of this forum before posting.

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