SSH: Secure Console Access From Afar

There comes a time in every Linux user’s life where it would be quite handy to administer the box remotely. Whether it is to tweak some Linux settings from a Windows box or to fiddle with the Linux server in the basement from the comfort of your desktop system upstairs, SSH (Secure SHell) can make your dreams come true. Today, […]

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HTPC Buying Guide: Graphics Cards

Matt, with some help from the rest of us, dives into what makes a good graphics card for your HTPC. This guide is a part of a series of articles that will help newcomers and enthusiasts alike buy the best parts for their HTPC builds. As mentioned in the CPU article guide , this is a series of articles that […]

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HTPC Buying Guide: Processors

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Let me start off by introducing our new article series here at Missing Remote. On a periodic basis, as technology moves on, we will be creating buying guides for each component of a HTPC. This is an effort of all editors here at Missing Remote with extra credit going to Matt for basically writing the guide. Of course, I need […]

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Adding HD DVD (or Blu-ray) to your HTPC

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This is the first article in a series as Missing Remote looks at getting the next generation HD optical formats into your HTPC. In this initial installment I discuss adding HD DVD playback to a typical Home Theater PC. While I use an HD DVD drive this article also applies to those wanting to add Blu-ray support.  Digg It! The Basics   The Basics You’ll need a […]

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ATSC/NTSC Tuner Guide

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Those of you who followed us over from HTPCnews will remember the basics of this guide. I’ve been at it again and written a brand new TV tuner card guide. With analog TV quality becoming less of an issue (most venders have it right now), and the addition of HDTV tuning becoming the standard (thanks in part to the March 2009 deadline). […]

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Building An HTPC For $1000

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Not so long ago, building a HTPC for a thousand dollars was a relatively easy affair. There were not a lot of hardware choices that made sense for the Media Center Enthusiast. Not so anymore my fine furry friend. Not only has the parts available for HTPC specific requirements exploded, the number of PC options have exploded as well. This […]

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Getting my HDTV to work with my PC

A FAQ to help you understand your HDTV options with an eye to HTPC usage. What is my HDTV’s native resolution? Don’t confuse "native resolution" with resolutions an HDTV set can accept. HDTVs can usually accept all formats of digital TV but they are up/down converted to the native resolution(s) of the TV. CRT based HDTVs – (both direct-view and […]

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Streaming your Media Content Anywhere

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    So I'm sure by now you've all heard of Slingbox, that neat little box that connects to your TV and then allows you to stream that content over the internet to any computer you're at. Well, while Slingbox may have been the first to get into the mainstream with this technology, it was far from being the pioneer […]

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Loudspeaker Design Basics

Loudspeaker Design Basics

  Loudspeaker Design Basics Today we will take a look at the basics of loudspeaker design. Specifically, we will cover general concepts, terminology, design parameters, and enclosure styles which are essential knowledge for a successful build. Loudspeaker design is commonly perceived as somewhat of a “black art” and not really approachable by DIY audiophiles. Sure, it is not uncommon to […]

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