Home Theater How To HTPC

Get your home theater and HTPC questions answered at HTBananas

theme.logo If you’re anything like me, it’s impossible to memorize everything you need to know to properly setup and maintain a great home theater experience in your home.  It used to be easy.  Hook up a good 5.1 receiver with some good sounding speakers and a DVD player and you were set.  Well things have changed.

Now you damn near need a Ph.D. to understand what’s going on behind the scenes.  I highly doubt there’s anyone out there who knows everything and if they tell you they do, they’re lying.  Nope.  The only way to attack a field this size is through community.

That’s where HT Bananas comes in.  Based on the popular Stack Overflow application, HTB  is dedicated to getting your questions answered by people who have experience.  Since that may not always be the same person, HTB is based on the community answering questions and then either voting them up of down, depending on whether or not people agree with them.

This isn’t your typical discussion forum.  Most questions have definitive answers, not opinions and so you don’t find the bickering and flame wars that you find in community forums.  That doesn’t mean their aren’t multiple answers to the same question and that’s where the voting comes in.  You’re not just getting one persons thoughts but that of several people with some experience.

The best part of the entire setup has to be the tagging system.  When you submit your question you can tag it anyway you like.  This allows people to easily find answers to questions that may have already been asked.  Anything can be a tag so for example, if you want to know the difference between 720p and 1080p HD video, you might add “720p”,”1080p”, “HD”, “resolution” and several others making the question, and hence the answers, easy for others to find.

Head over to HTBananas when you have a chance.  Join a growing home theater and HTPC community and help out your fellow users!

Full disclosure:  Both Josh Pollard and Adam Thursby are administrators for HTBananas.


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Adam Thursby

Adam Thursby is the founder and creator of The Digital Media Zone.