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SOHO Networking: A Guide to Installing a Small-Office/Home-Office Network by Pete Moulton

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Multimedia PC Entertainment System Functions

The functions of a multimedia entertainment system are quite varied. Here we examine only the most basic of functions centered on the TV, video, and audio capabilities of the system. Multimedia entertainment systems can be used as a complete photographic studio when combined with a good digital camera, or they may act as a video editing studio when used with a digital camcorder. These functions are not examined here because they are a definite sidetrack to our SOHO LAN core theme.

Viewing TV

The primary functions of a multimedia entertainment PC system center on television viewing. Next to the refrigerator being the most used household appliance (it is on 24/7, cooling the beer) and the home heating ...

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