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A Home Theater System is in principal the combination of an HDTV, a computer and an appropriate sound system.

Modern TVs and computers now support HDMI and/or DVI digital output/input interfaces which makes it easy to send high resolution computer video output to your TV. While DVI (Digital Video Interface) only transports video signals, HDMI (High Definition Media Interface) also transports the audio signals. So if your computer and TV supports HDMI you just need to connect them with an HDMI cable and you can already use your computer with your TV as the monitor.

Windows Media Center is a digital video recorder and media player developed by Microsoft. It is an application that allows users to view and record live television, as well as organize and play music and videos. The application is included in various versions of Windows and available for Windows 8 Pro as an add-on. Media Center can play slideshows, videos and music from local hard drives, optical drives and network locations. Users can stream television programs and films through selected services such as Netflix. Content can be played back on computer monitors or on television sets through the use of devices called Windows Media Center Extenders.

The speed of the internet, Smart TVs, as well as the newer audio/video equipment, centralized library, (NDAS) plus online services of Netflix, Hulu, HBOgo, Pandora among many others has made it possible to watch movies or listen to music with great quality  and occasionally better than you can get from cable TV. Even a monitor would be enough with the right media center equipment.

ForeMicro can help you choose the right setup within your budget, possibly reduce your cost by using your existing audio equipment and your computer, saving you a bundle in comparison to going out and shopping for a new complete system. In addition, we can run all your wires in-wall and install plates so that it will have a clean, neat look and no messy wires to deal with.

Keep in mind that, a computerized media center is not limited to Windows WMC, there other software programs such as XBMC, Plex Media, MediaPortal and Boxee.

Setting up your Entertainment Center can be a hassle, we can: