Posted on 27th Oct 2009 at 11:28 by Richard Swinburne with 38 comments
I get constantly asked for one, but we simply don't test enough HTPC hardware to be as widely knowledgeable as I'd like in order to recommend a setup with 100 percent confidence.
The difficulty is that HTPCs vary by country; in the UK we don't have analogue HDTV (cable) access like the US, not to mention other issues, like varied internet TV services and user need - does it need terrabytes of storage or is gaming compatibility a priority, for example?
With that in mind we want your advice; what have you seen that works? What would you recommend to others that fits the spec below?