What is an HTPC ?

Almost every home theater component made today contains a simple computer designed to perform a single task,
for example, reading the digital data on a music CD and converting it to sounds that you can hear.

An HTPC is a Home Theater Personal Computer, one device that replaces almost all other home theater equipment.

Creative Computer Company produces specialized HTPCs that perform the functions of a standard Home Theater System (and then some), reducing the number of components required to assemble a complete Home Theater System.

Why do I need an HTPC ?

Simplify the operation of a complete Home Theater System
Reduce the purchase cost of a complete Home Theater System
Reduce the operating expense of a complete Home Theater System
Introduce features not normally available in a Home Theater System