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Old 08-21-09, 12:56 AM Thread Starter   #1
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HDTV, input devices for HTPC


I'm thinking about getting a 40"+ 1080p LCD HDTV for an HTPC setup but I want to know a few things first...

How would the setup be for web browsing and word processing? I plan on sitting maximum 8 feet away from the display, and will mainly use it for gaming/movies, but I want to know this aspect as well.

What do you guys use as an input device(s) for games and general PC use? I think I would rather have a joystick than a trackball or trackpad for cursor tracking... but what is the best option? There is also an Xbox 360 controller for windows, how is this?

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Old 08-21-09, 06:03 AM   #3
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I use mine for a do all when the other rigs are tied up. Good wireless everything and dont go cheap, the bluetooth is probably the best option.

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