HTPC suggestions

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  1. RandyObert

    RandyObert Agent

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    Ok so I have this spare PC that I would like to use for a HTPC.
    I also have a Toshiba 36" HDTV without a digital receiver yet.

    I would like to take advantage of our broadcast HDTV we have available in our area.

    The system is a XP2600 with 512 PC3200 DDR Ram /Dolby 5.1 sound/8X agp

    What vid card should I use? (must use HDTV)

    I also saw the Myth-TV thing that looked pretty cool.

    I don't have cable as I spend that money on DVD's (several hundred in collection)

    I would like as much functionality as possible as I will move this to my HT setup when I am happy with it [​IMG]

    Budget to be determined but willing to pay what ever I need to.

    Thanks in advance for any advice
     
  2. Nate Wh

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    myth TV is pretty cool.. My favorite so far is myHTPC.. http://www.myhtpc.net/ .. very nice low-cost front-end
     
  3. Scott L

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    Never thought about OTA HDTV. How can you tell if your area receives it?

    For the Vid card the ATi Radeons produce great TV-out images via S-video and DVI if your TV is equipped. A 9800 is recommended to run the HD WM9 clips available here:

    http://windowsmedia.com/9series/Demo...p=VideoQuality
     
  4. RandyObert

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