So the majority of the parts of come in for my home theater PC build. I’m still need to get some more memory for it and some form of remote. A number of people have mentioned the Logitech diNovo Mini to use as a remote as well as a bluetooth keyboard and mouse if needed. Have you any of you had any experience with the diNovo Mini? What did you think of it?
The Antec HTPC case, HDD, and HD 5570 GPU came in this weekend so I’ve been planning out the exact build and wire routing. I did get the motherboard, hard drive, and DVD drive installed as you’ll see in the images below. I’m waiting to put the MSI R5570 in until I get all the cabling routed properly. To calm all of you that I’m sure are freaking about the DVD drive, I will eventually be swapping it out with a blu-ray drive down the road as prices drop. However for now, prices to benefit ratio just doesn’t pan out to warrant adding the blu-ray drive now. The Playstation3 still drives the physical blu-ray discs for my home theater and does such a good job that it is hard to beat.
So let’s get to the good stuff. Here are a few pics of the HTPC so far. I’ve even thrown in a pic of the Onkyo TX-SR607 AV receiver that I mentioned getting a couple weeks ago. And I must say, that receiver is working out VERY well so far! I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a nice “entry” level AV Receiver for their own home theater setup.
Well, I’ll be sure to keep you updated on how this HTPC build pans out. I’ll be getting the memory in soon and get an OS loaded up on this. I will be dual booting with Win 7 and Linux. That leaves just the remote control issue to pan out. So leave me a comment and let me know what you suggest for controlling this all.