My name is James (or Motz as most people call me), I am your typical Tech Geek. I am a software engineer, and like most of you love technology. I started messing around with media center when I bought 2 USB tuner cards from Woot.com. I had an XBox 360 so I simply extended it to watch my movies. I soon found that this wasn't extremely girlfriend friendly and was a bit slow. So I set out to build a new HTPC on the cheap. That is when I stumbled upon the Aspire Revo.
Ever since I started using media center I have been a fan of The Green Button. I soon found out that a few people had the Revo as well and were attempting to use it as a HTPC, and a lot of them asked me about my setup. This gave me an idea to build a site dedicated to how to turn the Revo into a great HTPC. I attempt to give you step by step instructions on everything that I did and as I learn more I will keep it up to date.
So you might be curious about my setup. I own a nice large 46" Samsung 120hz LCD TV. I am a bit of a game geek so I have a Wii, PS3, and of course a Xbox 360. I at one time had a nice 7.1 surround sound system, but now I just have the Sony HT-CT100 sound bar. And now for the good stuff which is my Aspire Revo AR1600, 3 USB Tuners, Wireless keyboard and mouse, and of course the best part of all my Logitech Hamony remote.
I completely use Windows Media Center 7 as my HTPC for music, pictures, videos, live/recorded tv, and netflix!
Here is my GDGT gadget list:
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