Av computer for a small church recommendations
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20-02-2012, 10:19 PM
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We have a similar set up at our church to what you are looking for.
Currently using a desktop through an av splitter to the pj at the front and an lcd tv in another room, monitor for the operator, with good picture quality on all. The projector is about 20m from the pc and the tv about the same. I would steer clear of wireless - there's a high chance of interference from sound equipment etc.
We run a Desktop pc with Intel CoreII Duo processor, 2 GB Ram, Win XP Pro, ATI 1GB graphics card and a soundblaster sound card. We had laptop before this but the fixed desktop is much more robust a solution for this type of application.
This gives us great performance for running Easyworship software for all song projection, power points, YouTube clips and videos. If you haven't tried it, download the free trial it's a great package.
We record the preach each week on the pc too using 'Audacity' which is a great little free programme, converts to Mp3 and we upload to website for folks to download etc. Simple stereo RCA out from the desk via 3.5mm jack into the mic input very crisp clear sound no interference.
I have just bought a new desktop from the Dell outlet Store for home for under £300, delivered with Win 7 and 1 year warranty, which would very much suit your purpose. It has i3 processor, 4Gb Ram, 1Tb HDD, nVidia 1gb gfx card (with HDMI, DVI and VGA output which would work well for your needs), on board sound. I added a PCi x1 Wireless N card for under £20. Check the website daily and see what comes up look for Inspiron 620MT or similar.
Hope this helps, if you need any more tips please get i touch.
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