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Well, not exactly. But sort of.

My PC has a TV card. I have had the cable box in the study connected to it for a long time now (even on my old computer, which had a more primitive setup). Windows Media Center allows me to use my PC as a DVR. It's really nice.

A while back 1poorlady bought me a nice 24" flat panel monitor. It is really nice.

But for a long time I have had 2.0 speakers. And just "stock" ones at that. I'm sure you can guess what's coming...

I recently bought 2.1 JBL speakers. They are sweet! No match for the actual HT in the great room, of course. But soooooooo much better than the basic Sony speakers that came with my (now ancient) Vaio.

I got these:

The sub in our main HT is a JBL also, and these seemed pretty good. So I took a chance. The sound is much richer than my previous PC speakers, with a much fuller bass (as one would expect with the addition of a sub). The L/R speakers are very small, almost unnoticeable. The sub (which also controls's where all the wiring goes) I placed behind the monitor, so it is taking up no desk space (at least none that I was able to use before anyway).

I almost wish it came with a microphone and I could run a YPAO routine, but that's probably a bit overboard. :-)

The only thing I don't like is the volume control. It's a capacitive touch spot, not a knob or slider. It's almost impossible to "tweak" it...the response isn't that fine, and sometimes it doesn't seem to realize I'm touching it (and when it does, the volume change is large and fast). But it's minor since I just need to set a reasonable level, and then I can control more precisely within whatever app I'm running on the computer (WMC for TV, YouTube vids all have controls, my VLC for movies, etc).

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