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Old 07-16-2007, 11:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, Im trying to build a PC that will stream videos from my computer to my big screen in good quality. I have a 52" Widescreen Sony hdtv. It does have a DVI port. Im just wondering should I get a normal video card that runs pretty well and just connect it through DVI? What do I all need to do this?
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Default Re: Trying to build a PC that will steam videos to my TV.

You mentioned everything you need. You will need a pretty decent graphics card by the way. But yea, just connect through DVI and you are all set.
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you have all the parts ready to go already. the 7900GT0 should be no problem watching videos on a 52"
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Look into mythbox if you want some kickass features
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Old 07-17-2007, 05:47 AM   #5 (permalink)
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any card with a dvi port, should be able to stream to other dvi or hdmi ports.

i was considering, buying a card that had a hdmi port, so when i download shows like lost and hereos, it will be in HiDef.

I know the new Saphire Cards have hdmi ports. but they are costly. but if you have a 50"+ tv, get the best man!
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Default Re: Trying to build a PC that will steam videos to my TV.

Ok lets say I want it to show up on the monitor and the big screen. How good of a video card will I need to do dual monitors or lets say 1 monitor AND 1 big screen tv
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are you building another computer for this? because your 7900GTO can do this no problem.
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Default Re: Trying to build a PC that will steam videos to my TV.

Oh sorry no im not using the one in my sig. I built that computer ages ago and I already sold it. Im building one for my parents so they can watch movies from the computer to the Big screen. The motherboard I already have is a socket 775 so I think the pentium D 805 will do with 1 gig of ram. Pretty much everything else I have. Its also an agp slot. So whats the best AGP video card for this job?
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do you have a budget or anything? i recommend this.

Newegg.com - EVGA 256-A8-N313-LX GeForce FX5500 256MB 128-bit DDR AGP 8X Video Card - Retail

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Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100562L-GN Radeon 9600PRO 256MB 128-bit DDR AGP 4X/8X Video Card - Retail

you can also do some light gaming on this. like warcraft 3, starcraft, counterstrike, etc. btw. what resolution is your tv?
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**** you better find one long *** dvi cable if your gonna connect from the computer, i dont think you want it set up right next to the tv. those can give off some nasty frequencies.
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