HTPC under the floor of a wall hung HDTV...advice please
My request for advice is similar; however, what I am trying to do is get a HTPC and connect it to my Samsung 40" 4062 series LCD that will act as my media (pics, videos, and music) storage device, my SD & HD-PVR, my DVD/Blu-Ray player, and a normal PC computer running Windows, which would enable me to surf the internet etc.
Ideally I wish I could just buy a Media Center PC that would enable me to do all of the above. But from some of the forums I have read, I am starting to think it is not that easy in Cananda (Toronto to be exact). I currently have a PACE 551 HD STD connected to the HDTV via HDMI cable.
In addition to the functionality listed above, I am also hoping to have the HTPC placed in the basement directly below the floor of the wall hung HDTV. Distance from HDTV to HTPC would be about 10'. When I first started looking at Media Center PCs I saw a HP Media Center PC that comes with a remote, wireless KB, and wireless Mouse. I was thinking that I could run the wireless reciever from the HTPC up to sit beneath the HDTV, which would be in the TV viewer's line of sight enabling the wireless KB, mouse and remote to function.
Any suggestions, ideas, product recommendations, and/or comments would be greatly appreciated. My budget is about $1500.
Last edited by Jimmy33; 2009-01-14 at 11:10 PM.