More and more manufacturers are now developing so-called Media Center Home Theater PC or HTPC for short. Multimedia is the buzzword, which currently dominates everything, and the networking of computers on a TV or stereo system and on the other side wins more and more important. Home Theater PCs have in most cases on a wide range of possible multimedia data to give back and this is not least because these devices represent just no classic hi-fi elements, but quite separate PCs, are the only in the garb of an element of hi-fi system or a flat DVD player come along. Visually, the most Media Center PCs are stylish and simple, but inside put the full power performance. Home Theater PCs have drive bays and can accommodate such different and particularly multiple hard drives. Of course, they work only media center PCs have their own motherboards, including fan and its power adapter, because as already mentioned, it is ultimately to PCs.
But even in cases Connections remain media center PCs, flexible, and there are besides the traditional audio-in and audio out also USB ports and of course, IEEE 1394 network connections, so that worked in an existing network from another computer data and settings and can be administered. That such devices with so much functionality and good design need not be expensive shows the current price trend, which shows in Computing more down than up. Housing has been around for a hundred euros. With a Home Theater PC so they are ideally equipped and have an optimal interface between PC and TV and stereo system.