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“The HTPC is Dead!”–NOT!


HTPC media centerI admit it.  I am an avid and loyal Home Theater PC fan!  So before you get the title’s meaning confused, I am quoting someone else and adding my own NOT!

I did this for more reasons than simply making the point that I didn’t like the title an author used for his article, but rather for something much more grand…at least in my eyes.  You see, I have a feeling that we are on the brink of sweeping changes in how we interact with not just our Home Theaters, but with our entire homes!

My reason for so valiantly defending the HTPC’s fate comes down to a few short points…

I feel that by the end of the article,  you’ll see the great potential and longevity the HTPC has…no matter what it “looks” like down the road.  A HTPC media center, whether it be Windows 7 Media Center, XBMC Media Center living on Ubuntu, SageTV Media Center, or any of the other viable solutions out there, has much more uses than just streaming HD content!

Please enjoy the rest of my latest Home Toys submission and let me know what you think!  It’s time to embrace technology and innovation, not dismiss it!  Home System Integration, or the “connected home” is here to stay!

If you like my article, please consider sharing it.  I certainly appreciate it!  And leave a comment and let me know:  Is the HTPC just this old-school geeks dream? Or does it indeed have a future like I believe?


About the Author

Tom AbellPut simply, Tom loves technology! Having been involved in the IT world since leaving the US Navy Submarine Force in 1992, Tom has moved his way up to the top as an IT Systems Engineering. But having spent some time in the Home Automation industry early in his career, he’s never been able to shake his love for creating integrated Home Technology environments and has been running HTPCs and Windows Home Servers for years. With 17 years of IT Systems Engineering experience, Tom's recent OIF 08-09 deployment has rekindled his love for the Connected Home Industry and hence, the website. We hope you like the site, please share it with your friends and follow us on your favorite Social Networks! Read more about Tom on the "About Us" page.View all posts by Tom Abell

Setup & Integration of Home Technology: Home Theater - Home Server - HTPC - Home Networks