Today I received an email from one of our avid readers it read the following:
Thanks to your site I got my home media server setup to work flawlessly. I use a2010 mac mini, plex, sabnzbd, sickbeard, couchpotato, and headphones. I'm currently working on setting up a media server for my parents. They have 4 TV's. living room, theatre room, bedroom/reading nook, and gym.The whole house and outside patio is wired with built in speakers which can becontrolled from a receiver on the main floor. also, the entire house iswired with CAT5e ethernet cables.They would like to keep at least one cable box in the house for sports packagesand HD cable news programing. Therefore, I need a solution that incorporatesa DVR or Tivo like device. I would also like to give them an HD webcam setup inthe living room so they can Skype.What would you recommend? Thanks, -P.
This made me think, what a perfect time to make a post about setting up a HTPC for the whole family. Obviously P needs some specific answers, but I feel that our response could be beneficial to other readers of the site as well, so here goes!
This article courtesy of TotalHTPC Charles, thanks Charles!