A Media Center PC in your living room needs to play nice with your existing entertainment system
By Steve MorgensternPosted 02.01.2005 at 2:00 am 0 Comments
A Media Center PC designed to pull full-time duty in your living room needs to play nice with your existing entertainment system, both aesthetically-with a sleek horizontal case that disguises its PC-ness-and with high-quality video outputs for connecting it to your TV, such as DVI or component video, and a digital-audio port for piping surround sound to your receiver.
FROM A PORTABLE
Portable players aren't known as audiophile devices, but Sharp's MD-DS8 minidisc player (left, top) comes close, thanks to a 1-bit amplifier. The high-power amp requires very little juice, so the MD-DS8 gets an amazing 180 hours of playback. Sharp