Originally posted by ThirdLeft152
thats true cwiz, but i thought when you hook up a computer to the tv via the vga port it only allows for like 1280x960 or something like that?
Should be able to get at least that with vga. HDMI is just a DVI with audio integrated. DVI is better than vga, but something with drivers mess it up, as its not the same standards, so you're forced to use vga. Check the native resolution of your HDTV, and try for that. 1280x960 is fairly large for tv resolution. A typical 16x9 - 720p capable tv runs @ 1366x768.
If you havent bought that tv yet, I'd advise you just to get a monitor, which can display a higher resolution, and probably better refresh rates. You can buy a internal or external tv tuner, and basically have a free tivo. Tv's in general don't perform as well as monitors.
If you go with an ati video card, use this along with component cables, if the tv doesn't have a vga input.