Media computer Answered
Hello all. I have been having a really fun time going through the forums lately. I started in the tech section or whatever it is called. I have no idea what page I am on but I know I am looking at posts that are about 3 years old. Not looking at every single post of course but about 5-7 posts per page. But that is all besides the point, let me get to my question.
The other day just because I happened to have an s-video cable around I hooked one of our laptops to the TV. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the image on the TV. So I have decided to make an audio cable for it and start to use the computer on the TV for some stuff. Money is tight around here (that is why I am making the audio cable and not buying one) and we do not have cable TV. All we have is a converter box and ever since a really bad storm about 1 1/2 months ago we barely get any channels. I am still trying to get management of my building to look at the antenna on the roof. But after I saw what kind of quality the laptop had on the TV we are starting to look at getting netflix. Figure it is only $7.99 per month and you get your first month free so I think it is worth checking out. Since it looks like we will be using a computer with the TV quite often I have decided to make a media computer out of one of the towers sitting around here. I am not worried about the power of the computer since the tower I have in mind is not all that old. But I am trying to decide what OS to put on it. I know there is a "Windows media" edition but I do not know much about it other then I think it is getting quite old. I am leaning towards putting either XP or Windows 7 on it since I have those disks. But I thought I would ask on here for peoples input on the matter. I plan on networking the computer to my windows 7 desktop in order to access my 1tb hard drive for stuff I download. My wife will be using this computer too so that is part of the reason I am leaning towards windows xp or 7 so she will not feel lost in some OS she does not know. So now you have all the details. Should I just go with XP or 7, or is there something else I should look at?