The idea of a home theater PC
is an exciting one. Imagine having access to all of your digital media, every streaming service around and never having to worry about codecs or compatibility. The idea is great, but the execution can be less exciting, especially when you've got a large tower sitting next to your TV.
Are you using a 720p projector? Don't feel bad, 720p is a fine resolution, and it's on par with most television shows and videogames. Sure, you could do better, but a 720p resolution is still HD and you can still enjoy all of your HD content. Unless you're hoping to go 3D that is.
Cary Audio's Cinema 11v is one downright impressive video processor. Cary's new processor handles scaling, switching and processing with ease thanks to the inclusion of a Genesis FLI30436 chip, which offers dual applications of picture-in-picture and picture-by-picture.
Wireless HDMI is a concept that has such potential, but just hasn’t hit the mainstream market like it seems like it should have. There are surprisingly few options available for the consumer looking to go wireless with their video setup. Philips is among the relatively small amount companies throwing their hats into the ring by offering the new SWW1800/27 HDTV Wireless Link.