Who knows shit about HTPCs?

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  1. Imtoodumbtothinkofone

    Imtoodumbtothinkofone New Member

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    and how easy it may or may not be to get it working as a stand alone unit. ie with no keyboard, mouse or monitor.

    Im thinking of mainly using it at first as basically a jukebox with possibly radio. So if i can get away with it not having any external stuff hooked up to it like those previously mentioned it would be a plus. Possibly/hopefuly just a remote is all thats needed?
     
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    you could, but an ipod is much cheaper....
     
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    if you need to ask how it's done, it's too hard for you
     
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    ipod, good point.



    I wasnt asking how its done
     
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    i have my desktop connected to my tv, and when i need a mouse or keyboard i just use my laptop with tightvnc or synergy
     
  6. DaIceMan

    DaIceMan Jack Bauer > *.*

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    synergy is such a great program.

    as for the OP... wireless mouse/kb might be an option. Just pull it out of a drawer when/if you need it. I'd have to have it for the ability to surf while watching TV. How many times have you seen a site on TV, think "I'll check that out later when I get on the computer" and then completely forget about it... until next time you see the commercial?
     

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