Building a Home Theater PC

My wife and I love our gadgets, technology, and toys but it’s even cooler when they can be hidden out of site.  Why?  Because most of the time they are ugly, bulky, and rather unsightly.  While you can’t always hide a TV, you can hide the DVD player, a receiver, or in our case, the Home Theater PC.

This is the story of  how we built our new Home Theater PC (HTPC) and for this project we had three simple goals:

  1. It must  be completely hidden from sight with the exception of an IR interface, if needed
  2. It must be able of playing BluRay, DVD, and other media over the network and internet (no optical drive)
  3. Must play and record over the air TV (ATSC)

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