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Getting Progressive scan video - best configuration

Old 06-28-01, 11:49 AM
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At the moment I am using a home theater PC with this configuration:

P2 450 Mhz
128 MB Ram
10GB hard drive
Creative drx3 DVD card
16x Pioneer DVD rom

I am using this PC mainly for playing DVD movies and it is connected to an NEC vt-440 LCD projector that supports progressive scanning video.
It is connected using RGB cable.

The question is:
- Is this PC configuration best that I can do?
- Is this connection method I am using is providing progressive video.
- As you can see I am using a hardware decoder, is it better to use it this way or to change to a software decoder.
- What is the best configuration for a Home theater PC?
- Do I get best picture by using a home theater PC or is it better to go for a progressive DVD player like Toshiba SD-6200.

Thanks to you all.
Old 06-28-01, 12:10 PM
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Arguably, the best playback you can get today is with a Radeon-based HTPC, with the video out being the VGA port on the back of the video card.

Radeon LE cards (which can be flashed into Radeon 32 DDRs) can be had for under $80 delivered.

AVS Forum.com has a very busy section devoted to this - you might want to check it out.


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