Long time ago, when 286 processors lived its gold life I bought an audio card to my first computer. It was not cheap against the fact it was mono and had not game port neither, but sound came from computer.
After a few years a Dell 486 multmedia (you can imagine how multimedia was that) device I saw the first motion picure which was really-really small at those monitors, but Buzz Lightyear ran there. I tought that time, it would be good to watch movies and play games on TV with a connected computer.
Unfortunatelly I had to wait for the first REAL multimedia machine, but I never gave up my dream to build a computer next to the TV Set. I bought my first VIVO supporting graphic card when Pentium 2 gained. VIVO is the short version of video input, video output. These card could send and recieve video sign.
The only problem was I have money for one computer so it could not a real HTPC. Of course this term have not been existed neither. I used a long cable to the video output. The TV Set was in the other room so the sound strained how it could. I bought a Panasonic tuner which size was like a VHS casette recorder. That was not a problem and I could watch TV at the monitor and record programmes. I should not tell that was coriosity but there was less personal computer too.
The name of the game is my dream came true and got a HTPC which built by my own theory and I used a lot of hardwares.
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