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Grim future for HTPCs?

Posted on Tuesday, February 20 2007 @ 10:17:13 CET by

HardOCP published an editorial on home theater PCs, wondering whether new devices will end the HTPC party before it even began.
Home Theater PCs (HTPCs) were poised to be the next must-have toy for technophiles. The idea was to have a single component to store and play your entire digital library of music, movies, and photos. The concept was nothing new. For several years, computers have been edging out TVs, stereos, and DVD players as the entertainment appliance of choice for college students confined to cramped dorm rooms. But the plummeting cost of high capacity hard drives and TV tuner cards, along with the ever-shrinking form factor size, led many average consumers to consider moving their PC from their desk to the den or living room...



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