Enjoy ALL of your Media all from one device on your BIG SCREEN!
- Watch movies (DVDs, Blu-ray, AVIs, WMVs, etc)
- Watch Streaming Content (YouTube, Hulu, Netflix etc.)
- Live TV and DVR
- Listen to music
- Play games on a big screen (PC games & emulators)
- View pictures
- Surf the web on a big screen
- SAVE MONEY
HTPCs provide a great way for you to enjoy DVDs and Blu-ray discs. Download Movies or store and playback your personal video library. Copy & store all of your DVDs and Blu-Ray Discs right on your HTPC. for easy playback later without having to insert a disc. Remember those vacation videos that you took last summer or your kid’s school play? Whatever the content, now you can access it anytime with a simple click of your remote. Heck, you might even embarrass your kids by breaking out that video of them dressed like an talking tree in the 2nd grade school play and showing it to their dates years later.
Watch Streaming Content
Watch Hulu, NetFlix YouTube and more all on your big screen TV. no more craming around the small Computer monitor to watch all that awesome content.
Live TV and DVR
If you add a TV tuner to your HTPC, you can receive your local broadcast television transmissions in full, high-definition (where available), free of charge. If you have HOT or YES and want to keep that service you can get a special Tuner card that can integrate with those service and allow you to watch and record all the channels you subscribe to as well.
Your HTPC can also work as a DVR. Along with live TV viewing, you can watch TV on your terms. An HTPC can be used just like a digital video recorder (DVR). Record your favorite shows and watch them when you are ready. You can pause and rewind live TV, and skip commercials.
Subscribing via Torrents to TV shows is also an option*. Many TV shows are available to download online. You can “subscribe” to these shows and your HTPC will automatically download new episodes after they air and they will be ready to watch.
Listen To Music
An HTPC can store all of your music library onto the Hard Disk. No more fumbling around with CDs, just store it to the Hard Drive and then put the CD away as a back up. Imagine, every song you own on one HTPC that can be easily accessed anytime you want.
You can sort/search by artist, album, year and more. In many cases, it will provide the album cover art and album details for you as well. You can even have music playing in the background while you are viewing photos from your picture library. It’s a great way to share and re-live your memories.
With an HTPC, you can also access thousands of internet radio stations. You can find just about any type of music and genre you could possibly imagine.
Play games on a big screen (PC games & emulators)
There are tens of thousands of PC games that can be played can be played on your HTPC. Besides for all the old and new PC games, your HTPC can work as a game console emulator. This means you can have your HTPC play games from some of your favorite console systems including, Arcade games, Atari 2600, Gameboy Advance, Gameboy Color, Nintendo (NES), Nintendo 64, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Gamecube, Sega Dreamcast, Sega Genesis, Sega Master System, Sony Playstation, Sony Playstation 2, Sony PSP, Super Nintendo, XBox, The Nintendo Wii and MORE.
Millions of people own digital cameras. In fact, more pictures are taken now than any other time since the invention of the camera. However, people rarely go back to view them more than once. They might share them via an online service or email a few pics around to family and friends, but the majority of digital photos sit on the computer or your camera and rarely get viewed. With an HTPC, you have an easy way to access those pictures from the comfort of your couch. You can easily play them back in a slide show, set to your favorite music while friends are over. It really is a great way to share your memories. Store all your pictures in one, easy to access location and enjoy them on your big screen TV.
Surf the web on a big screen
Surf the web while in the comfort of your couch! If you ever wanted to show someone a website or a facebook post, doing it from your HTPC on the big screen is the way to go. No more having to cram around the small laptop or PC monitor. Do it on the BIG SCREEN! surf sites like facebook, youtube, hulu, do a google search and more.
Because of all the capabilities of a HammerDD HTPC many users end up either cancelling or lowering their subscription to other services (cable subscriptions, online movie rentals, movie ticket purchases, DVD/Bluray purchases, etc). In our experience most customers are able to cut at least ?100 to ?250 from their lives each month from subscription and entertainment services they no longer need, and if you download your media then this number grows as quickly as your media collection.
Most of our Customers end up canceling their HOT or YES service all together saving them around ?300 EVERY MONTH!
In an article in “The New York York Times” on June 15, 2011 writter Nick Bilton says…
It has now been a couple of years since I cut my cable and began exclusively watching Internet video on my home television. I still feel that it was one of the wiser decisions I’ve made with technology, saving me hundreds of dollars a year and countless headaches dealing with a cable company.
*Many TV shows are available for download via torrent legally but some are not. It is your responsibility to make sure that whatever you download is legal. HammerDD takes no legal responsibility for ANYTHING you download yourself on your HTPC.