The Dual HTPC from $899

The Dual HTPC from $899 from The Home Theatre Professionals

By: The Home Theatre Professionals  23-Feb-2011
Keywords: Theatre, Tv, Home Theatre

We have been using MediaPortal for many years and we are glad to be able to offer you a full install and setup of MediaPortal to suit your needs.
MediaPortal is a superior choice for your HTPC for many reasons, most of all its the customisations that are available.
We have spent a large amount of time choosing the right base components for the optimal experience.
Listen to music and radio
Play videos, movies and DVDs
View pictures or create a slideshow
Watch, schedule and record live TV - like a TiVo, but more, and for free!
Stream media, radio and TV to any HTPC / PC connected to your network
Use a remote to control your HTPC from your couch
Check weather, news, or information on the web, even play games!
More of the features from all our HTPCs

Windows 7
Far superior to previous versions of windows, Windows 7 has been met with praise from people from all walks of life.
Included Free when you purchase Windows 7 is a 26 Page User Manual & Quick Start Guide with Step by Step Graphical Guides.
When ordering a computer with Windows 7, it will be fully installed and ready to go & includes Certificate of Authenticity & Disc.

Microsoft Cordless Desktop 800
Secured Wireless Connection
Microsoft 2.4 GHz wireless delivers a secured and reliable connection with up to 15-foot range.
Battery Status Indicators
Lights let you know when your batteries are running low.
Mouse Features
Microsoft Optical Technology
1000 dpi provides responsive cursor control.
Snap-in Transceiver
Stows conveniently under mouse for portability. Power switch turns the mouse on and off for up to 8 months of battery life.    Keyboard Features
Easy-Access Hot Keys
Quickly access Calculator, volume controls, mute, and play/pause.
Longer Battery Life
Up to 15 months of battery life.
IR Remote Control

Fully customisable Remote Control.
Comes fully configured for MediaPortal, You can even turn your HTPC on and off with it.
If you want a particular button to do something different, thats no problem- All buttons can be configured to emulate any keyboard combination or even start Applications.
Most navigation is done simply by pressing directional buttons, OK and Back.
There is all the usual Play/Pause/FF/RW etc as well as seperate Volume Up and Down/Channel Up/Down. As well as lots of other buttons we can configure to do pretty much anything you want.

Dual HDTV Tuners
Enjoy 2 of your favorite digital TV shows at the same time with dual built-in professional tuners Recording 2 HD digital channels while watching any of them.
EPG (Electronic Programs Guide) for easily gather daily or weekly TV program information. You can schedule your digital TV recordings on a daily, weekly or once only according to info from the EPG.
With Time-Shifting support, users can pause, rewind and fast-forward live television. Take your breaks during a TV show or movie and never have to miss a scene again.
Optical Drive

Blu-Ray Reader-CD/DVD Writer
Included in this system is a Blu-Ray/DVD-RW Combo Drive, allowing you to not only play all your CDs, DVDs and Blu-Rays but also, using the included software; Record your own DVD videos, CD Audio, and Data discs.

AMD Phenom II X2 550 3.1Ghz Dual Core
A powerful CPU is very important in any performance computing and this is no exception, The Phenom II X2 550 supports throttling, so it only uses the amount of power it needs, saving power and reducing heat output. With 2 Cores processing simultaniously the Phenom II X2 550 is perfect for all your computing needs.

DDR3 1333 4GB
The amount of RAM you have determines how many programs can be executed at one time and how much data can be readily available to a program. It also determines how quickly your applications perform and how many applications you can easily toggle between at one time.
Simply put, the more RAM you have, the more programs you can run smoothly and simultaneously.

Hard Disk
This system comes with a 1TB Hard Disk for the Operating System and Data.
The capacity of your Hard Disk determines how much things you can save on your computer, eg; Movies, Pictures, Music, Games, etc.
A Solid State drive is much smaller, but also much faster than a conventional Hard Disk. A combination of both is possible in all our systems.
Front Ports
On the front of the HTPC is a selection of ports.
USB 2.0 (x2)
Headphone Jack
Microphone Jack
This makes it possible for you to plug in your devices without fumbling around the back.

Rear Ports
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
1 x D-Sub port
1 x DVI-D port
1 x HDMI port
1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector
1 x eSATA 3Gb/s port
1 x IEEE 1394a port
4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports
1 x RJ-45 port
6 x audio jacks
TV RF in connector for Antenna
1 Jack for Remote Sensor

CoolerMaster Elite 360 (RC-360) is a mini-tower that accommodates micro-ATX and ATX motherboards, built with a modern black design. This chassis maintains The Elite pedigree of compact-sized and quality build that would look great in any space. Elite 360 maintains a quiet environment while providing the option of adding 80mm bottom and rear fans, 120mm top and side fans to provide the best ventilation possible for a compact system.
Top I/O panel provides easy access for users
Front panel PSU vent provides superior ventilation to maintain constant cooling
Compatible with ATX and micro ATX motherboards in a compact enclosure
Tool-free drive bays for quick and easy setup
Rotatable Cooler Master logo to present in different aspects
Able to place vertically and horizontally for users to manage the space in different ways

Available Color    Black
Dimension (W / H / D)    (W) 148 x (H) 360 x (D) 439 mm
(W) 5.8 x (H) 14.2 x (D) 17.3 inch
Weight    Net Weight: 4.4 kg / 9.7 lb
Gross Weight: 5.1 kg / 11.2 lbs
Material    Plastic (front bezel), SECC (case body)
Motherboards    ATX / Micro-ATX
5.25' Drive Bay    2 Exposed
3.5' Drive Bay    1 Hidden
1 Exposed
I/O Panel    USB 2.0 x 2, MIC x 1, SPK x 1
Cooling System    Bottom: 80 x 20 mm fan x 1 (optional)
Rear: 80 x 20 mm fan x 2 (optional)
Side: 120 / 90 / 80 mm fan x 1 (optional)
Top: 120 mm fan x 1 or 90 / 80 mm fan x 1 (optional)
Expansion Slots    7
Fully assembled & tested - All Driver Disks & Manuals Inc.

Windows 7 (if ordered) is FULLY INSTALLED on the system & ready to go (COA & Disc included)
OpenOffice, Firefox & Avast Free Anti-Virus also installed.
Should you need assistance, we provide you with telephone & email support along with a minimum 12 month warranty on all parts.

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