#8661822, By Jetset_UK P1mp your AV setup here

  • Jetset_UK 3 May 2012 20:39:55 3,573 posts
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    Hi all, was wondering if I could get some help/advice.

    I'm in the process of finally leaving a shared house, and purchasing myself a flat all for my very own! Its all very exciting etc etc. :)

    Anyway, I've been giving some thought to what sort of set-up I'd like in the new place 'AV wise'. TBH, probably more thought than all the boring stuff that goes with buying a house.

    So I'm on a fairly tight budget, of about Ł1000 for TV and sound equipment. The living room is big enough for a TV of around 40" I would say.

    Now I've a fairly decent PC, with a nice graphics card, and I've been having a play with the excellent XBMC, so am thinking I could just rehouse the PC into a nice HTPC box and base everything around it?

    Would this be a good idea you think? Are there any obvious downsides to this that arn't obvious to me, who's a bit thick with all this sort of thing? :)

    I've also thought, that while running a computer on a big screen is great for movies etc, I'm guessing its not so good for general use/certain types of gaming, and that it might be an idea to keep hold of my current monitor, and use that in a corner of the room as well?

    If anyone has any thoughts, or links to similar projects I'd appreciate it.
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