Specific questions on htpc build
i know there are other threads but I really have most of this down just a couple questions before I decide to go with this.
1) Is there a card out that will allow me to run blu-ray quality video AND audio through a HDMI cable? Just like things neater so I want one cable from the pc to my receiver. I want it to be 1080p and the audio to be "dolby true hd"
2) How does a tv tuner work for a htpc? is this the part I need to get a "tivo" setup? if anybody has done this before how easy is it to set up? will I be able to just click on a tv show and set it to record every time that program is on any channel?
3) I see that most TV tunners have hookups for coaxal cables. If so, I imagine they have QAM tuning right? I don't want to set this up and then loose HD picture because my pc can decode it.
4) I have a copy of XP laying around from an old computer, do you think this would be ok? Iv'e come to love how easy networking is with 7 and visa.
if anybody can help with any of these questions I really appreciate it.
thanks in advance
Intel i7 920 (OC to 3.5ghz), Asus P6T Deluxe, 6G Ram, GeForce 285 Superclocked, WinTV-HVR 2250 TV Tuner, 1TB & 750GB WD Black, Windows 7 HP 64, 32" LG Display