I am after some hardware advice for the best new HTPC setup. I have My Movies DVD library set up off a Windows Home server for serving DVD content and also I am considering using a HD HomeRun FreeView decoder.
Main requirements are:
Must fit under existing TV cabinet for Wife Acceptance Factor – i.e. must be 110mm or lower in height (i.e. Less than 4 and half inches high)
Ability to play blu ray high definition video to a 42inch TV (TV has HDMI and VGA ports)
Will not be used for games at all so low heat/noise more important than gaming performance
Room for a blu Ray DVD player
Windows 7 Media Centre
I have a external USB sound blaster audigy device which connects to the amp via digital coax so probably don't need high end on board sound.
Could you please provide any recomendations? Are the new integrated graphics on the latest motherboards good enough or do I need a separate graphics card?