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Old 11-18-2007, 07:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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agp mobo s939..

athlon 3200+

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dvd drive

Would this work for a rig to watch dvds on my 40" widescreen? I should beef up the video card right? new mobo and a pcie card i would think?....
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Default Re: Media center pc.. my old rig? or need of an update?

To play movies on a tv is no sweat for a computer. I have a old p4 rig with a fx 5200 and it is plenty
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so its fine? i mean the quality of picture will be the same as if i was using a Regular Dvd player? ( I said regular so ppl dont think im talking about hddvd...) Cool beans if it is...
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of course its fine, cept if your doing some high def or blu ray play back might want something more better.
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Default Re: Media center pc.. my old rig? or need of an update?

Now about the picture quality...

That might present a problem. Your pc runs at a higher resolution then a dvd normally does... so that stretches the pixels... It will depend on what the resolution the tv will run at.
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ok so i need to look at resolutions of tv and vid and try to match them?
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