Out with the old and in with the new! The old media centre that I built in 2006 is long gone with a bad motherboard and an old Celeron processor. Although overclocked, I can’t believe that I used a Celeron processor. It’s now at the electronics dump. The new home theatre PC was built over a year ago, but I made sure that it had HDMI capabilities with a low wattage 64-bit dual core processor. Fortunately, it can still decode 1080p without lag. It’s running Windows 7 x64 with RAID 0 on the OS partition and RAID 1 on the Data partition. Now with a new LCD television, it was about time for a new setup. I didn’t have a sound system, but my dad had a Yamaha AX-570 receiver and a pair of old school Tannoy Oxford speakers. It looks like a decent setup with a mixture of old and new components. Here are the pictures. I’m not going to include any captions because I think you’ll know which is which. Cool, eh?
3 comments on “The New Home Theatre PC”
Cecil Says:December 13th, 2009 at 12:59 pm
Nice! How do the speakers sound?
Mang Says:December 13th, 2009 at 2:39 pm
The speakers are actually a little too bass heavy, so they’re lacking in treble. I used the “Pure Direct” feature on the receiver to bypass all the loudness, treble and bass settings of the receiver when listening to songs. If I use the built-in TV speakers along with those Tannoy speakers, it actually sounds really good. The built-in speakers provide the extra treble that the Tannoy speakers lack.