Ars Ultimate Home Theater PC Guide: 1080p HDMI Edition
Not a bad article which covers several aspects of planning a HTPC install.
It has been over three and a half years since the HTPC has gone
mainstream. Today, the HTPC front-end is fairly well established, with
a slick interface and a compact, living-room-friendly form factor, and
it’s reliable enough that you rarely notice it’s there. Toss in working
HDMI for both audio/video signals, and it’s possible to fit an HTPC in
your entertainment center with even fewer cables strewn about than ever