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    Need receiver with HDMI ins and component out

    Ed, thanks. That's good info. I want to be clear that 1080p isn't my priority here (unless I am missing something), just that I want to go PC to HDTV with the highest res, and my HDTV only has component inputs (and S-video, etc). I figure I can buy a converter or some video card dongle that will...
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    Need receiver with HDMI ins and component out

    I have an older HDTV with component input only (no HDMI). I would like to get a new receiver so I can switch between HDMI inputs (I now have several) but I need to go OUT to component, at least until this TV dies. I asked Best Buy and the guy said he was no expert but he knew for a fact that...
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    HTPC noob needs guidance

    Sorry if this comes up all the time. I have spent the last two days looking for a solution and I'm now as confused as ever. I want to take my old PC (Dell 4600, XP) and make it into a HTPC. Essentially I want to use my HDTV as a giant monitor for playing games, viewing media, or just...
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    Dinosaur DVD recommendations for 2-year-old?

    Both of those came to mind right away. I haven't seen Dinosaur, the animated movie, but unless I hear it's really bad, I'll probably get that. Thanks for the warning about it being scary - my little guy doesn't seem too scared of anything so far, but we'll see. I rented Walking with...
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    Dinosaur DVD recommendations for 2-year-old?

    I figured I'd start here, then do some research and check back later. Thanks for all input. My kid has already shown an interest in dinosaurs, so I wonder if I can go wrong here.
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    Red horizontal lines across Mitsubishi when it turns on...

    Kenneth, I don't know what that is specifically - but on my Mits WS65807, I had something similar. When I first got it, there was a defect in the green crt and I had it replaced. The new one seemed to display faint green circles expanding out from the center, until it warmed up about a minute...
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    Those with toddlers: age appropriate entertainment?

    Lots of interesting thoughts here! I actually took my sons legos and hid them when I realized all he wanted to do was make guns with them. That was about the time I stopped letting him watch Star Wars. Its been a few months, and frankly it worked. It's only recently that he has brought it up...
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    Those with toddlers: age appropriate entertainment?

    My 2 year old son has seen Star Wars. He loved it. He asks about it all the time, and I deny him because he seems to have a growing interest in guns and shooting pretend stormtroopers and sometimes me and mom. He also saw me playing Call of Duty with a friend some time ago and asks me about...
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    Need new video card, but which: PCIe or AGP?

    Thanks for all the advice. I looked at some 9800pros with 256 meg and they were over $200, which is more than twice what I want to spend. And it sounds like some of you consider THAT an old fashioned card. So I think I may be a different class of gamer than most of you. I am very happy with res...
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    Need new video card, but which: PCIe or AGP?

    I've always assumed it was AGP until I looked in the Device Manager and it said it was occupying the PCI bus. But it doesn't look the like the other 3 (yes, three) PCI slots. Thus the confusion. Honestly, I can't even afford the 9250 right now, so the 9800pro is right out. Can anyone comment...
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    Need new video card, but which: PCIe or AGP?

    I have a Dimension 4600 with a NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 that I want to replace. It says its on PCI bus 1 in the Device Manager. I haven't bought a video card in a while. Does this mean that I need a PCI express card? I am looking at the mother board, and I don't see any other slots but regular...
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    Cheap web hosting/domain registration advice?

    Lots of good advice there. Thanks everyone. I've been looking into 1&1 and made a call to them this morning. I am already impressed by how helpful they were, so it looks like its going to be them. Their $4.99 a month package sounds very reasonable.
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    Cheap web hosting/domain registration advice?

    Thanks Mike. Network solutions has this: $9.96 a month w/ annual agreement (or $11.95 monthly) No set up fee! Disk Space 1 GB Monthly Data Transfer 10 GB E-mailboxes 25 MySQL/MS Access Is this too good to be true? I have no problem with an annual agreement. And they make it...
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    Cheap web hosting/domain registration advice?

    My homeowners association wants a web site and I volunteered to look into it. In the interest of cutting costs to an absolute minimum, I thought I'd ask around to see what other people have used. I need to register a domain name, then find a host for the files. Is there one-stop shopping available?
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