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Once and for all what are the minimum requirements for a HTPC ?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by brentl, Nov 10, 2001.

  1. brentl

    brentl Cinematographer

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    It may be obvious to many of you, but I'd like to know.
    What EXACTLY are the minimums needed. Programs, hardware ETC.
    I wasn't considering it, but when I started looking at an older CRT projector it peaked my interest.
    Thanks
    Brent L
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  2. JohanK

    JohanK Second Unit

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    From what I've been told, a PIII 500/16MB video card machine is the minimum needed to work 'well' with software DVD players.
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    I use a PII 350, 192 MB Ram, 16MB ATI All-In-Wonder running WinDVD. No problems at all.
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  4. Peter McDonald

    Peter McDonald Stunt Coordinator

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    I use a Celeron 400, 288MB RAM, and a 4MB videocard. No problems running a software player.
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    Back in '98 I used a PII 400 with 64MB Ram and a 12MB VoodooII graphics card with a Creative PC-DVD 5x ROM drive and it worked admirably.
    Although I don't use my PC to run DVDs anymore I'm a little curious to see if there'd be any improvement in performance now that I have 256MB RAM and a Ge-Force 2 64MB graphics card with the same CPU.
     
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    Do you guys with older computers watch DVDs on a computer monitor or a FPTV?
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