Going to hook my PC to TV for Region free, am I missing anything?

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  1. Brian E

    Brian E Screenwriter

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    Hi all,

    I just did a small upgrade on my computer. I just upgraded my old DVD-ROM to a new LiteOn 16X and made the 16X Region Free. I've got Region Killer so that Power DVD still thinks it's R1. I also just added a Radeon 8500 which has a TV out. Now if I understand the posts I found while searching all I should have to do is hook the computer to my receiver with a composite video cable (regular 25" TV, nothing special) and hook my SoundBlaster Live (the old original one) to my receiver with digital coax and that should be it. If I understand correctly I'll be able to play PAL DVDs without worrying about any kind of conversion? And I should get DD/DTS through to digital output of my sound card? I know quite a bit about computers, but when it comes to hooking them to a HT I'm clueless.

    My equipment is:
    Athlon 1800+
    MSI K7T Turbo 2
    640MB SDRAM
    28.5GB, 30GB, 60GB Hard Drives
    16X LiteOn DVD-ROM (made region free)
    40x12x48x LiteOn CDRW
    AOpen 40X CD-ROM
    Sound Blaster Live (like I said the old original one w/daughter card)
    ATA 66 controller card
    Floppy
    Zip 100

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Patrick Sun

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    As long as PowerDVD can handle the PAL-NTSC conversion, you should be in good shape.
     
  3. Jeff Kleist

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    Since your card displays what is on your monitor, and your computer doesn't care about PAL and NTSC, it is never a problem
     
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    But, still, it depends on how well PowerDVD does its job at playing both types of DVD video sources.
     
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    PAL looks great on Power DVD [​IMG]
     

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