Hi, just a quick question. Ive got a dell 24" LCD is it worth me getting a seperate DVD player (Pioneer 575?) and connecting it via component which will allow me to get prog scan PAL and NTSC?
is that the 2405 monitor, or a 24in LCD TV from Dell?
if its the LCD TV then prolly worth getting a DVD player....
if its the monitor i wouldnt be so sure, the monitor has a massive native resolution of 1900x1200 if i remember correct....not sure how well a DVD player will cope with that, might be better to run things from DVD-ROM drive thru your graphics card....dunno, ask if you can demo it
It supports 720p throught component as well. At least, mine does.
Dont worry about 'prog-scan' if your playing back via a PC - it's already playing back progressively. Try VLC as a free DVD player to start off with. Then search this forum for Theatretek if you want a really good DVD player package.
i dont think it matters which port, i use VGA port on my projector and it shows up as 720p from my computer.....
www.anandtech.com is a good forum for info regarding computers, not sure how big a section they will have concerning HTPC as i'm not worried about that yet, but they have a lot of very helpful people there who can link you to sites with info....