I'm working on an idea to use one central machine that will act as like this:
My TV - Run cable through it, record pre-determined programs onto my hard-drive for future viewing, ability to resize or minimize the viewing window, remote control that will turn on/off, change channels, record, etc. without using a regular television.
DVD movie theater. As normal with most PC's these days the ability to play (and record) DVDs. Remote control with volume would be nice.
My PC - still, this is just my PC that can do all these functions. I would like to operate for web browsing, working, etc. Perhaps even watch a DVD and browse at the same time.
What do i need to do this? From what i gather windows media edition is the way to do this? or can i do it from home? What sort of video card do i need to receive the TV cable? Would anyone recommend dual monitors? What size monitor(s) would you recommend?
Just trying to set this up right the first time, i appreciate any insight...maybe it can give other people some ideas too