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Creating a Digital Home Entertainment System with Windows Media Center by Michael Miller

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Chapter 6. Making the Connections

Whether you buy or build a Media Center PC, you’re still faced with the same challenge: how best to connect it to your living home entertainment system. Although different models have different back-panel connections, there remain a plethora of connection choices available to you. For instance, which of the video outputs should you use—HDMI (high-definition multimedia interface), DVI (digital visual interface), component video, S-Video, or composite video? And the same for audio—optical digital, coaxial digital, or plain old analog right and left RCA jacks?

Although there is no single “correct” way to connect your system, there are some general preferences to which you should adhere. Read on to learn the best ...

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