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Old 11-23-2008, 06:34 PM   #21 (permalink)
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yeah, and they will guarantee honor mail in rebates.
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Old 11-23-2008, 06:53 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Will it make my dvd's look better though?
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Probably not, but it will run all your videos smoothly. I still don`t see how your 8600 GT wasn`t able to run DVD quality movies smoothly.
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It runs it smoothly, but the clarity isn't that great. It's no where near HDTV, but I always expected it to look a little crisper than it does.
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It runs it smoothly, but the clarity isn't that great. It's no where near HDTV, but I always expected it to look a little crisper than it does.
Might be the resolution of the DVD/Video or the quality of it or something..
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What monitor have you got?
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It runs it smoothly, but the clarity isn't that great. It's no where near HDTV, but I always expected it to look a little crisper than it does.
dvd's will never look like hdtv quality video.

If you want hi-def on the pc, buy a blu-ray drive.
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Yeah, I know they won't look like HDTV, I was hoping for something along the lines of regular DVD on the tv.
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