I just bought a new tv and surround sound system and i want to get rid of my desktop and consolidate my media.
What im thinkin of is getting anote book and a 300 gb external hardrive to use as a media centre. I've never set one us before and im just after any tips from people who have.
Basically so far my idea is
- Connect notebook to TV via HDMI and have a tv tuner in the notebook to capture record TV and play back dvds etc
-get a soundcard for the notebook with fibre out for the home theatre etc.
I have a mate who uses windows media centre but i hear its not compatable with some hardware? I was going to buy from dell and they have their own media centre program ?
Problem is notebook doesn't usually have a large harddrive, can i connect an external hardrive to it when i want to view dvds etc.
I do still have the desktop i was originally going to use the box as a stand alone media centre but if i can get around just using a notebook i would prefer it.