Getting HDTV ready


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I am putting a hold on all HTPC / Audio / Visual activity for a year or so until Sky go HD. I am going to need to get a new TV so will go for something like a 32" LCD.

As my HTPC already has DVI out, is there anything I need to consider with the HTPC to make it all fit in ??


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Anyone ??

Is there anything I need to know ?? The only thing I have thought about is getting a TV with two HDMI / DVI inputs so I can have one from PC and one from Sky HD STB.

I seem to recall that there are various forms of DVI, will I be able to plug the DVI on may Radeon card straight into the DVI in a LCD TV ?? (Also I think you can just convert between DVI and HDMI so I could plug PC into a HDMI socket??)
I found the right screen for's an Samsung LCD, suitable for HTPC...


Samsung SM242MP 24" Widescreen LCD TV Monitor (MO-031-SA)
Why bother changing machines when you want to do something different, when you can make life simple using the SM242MP's capability to what you want, when you want. From watching TV to listening to radio to surfing the web, these high resolution screens provide a truly flexible display .

- 1920 x 1200 Optimum Resolution
- 1000:1 Contrast Ratio
- Viewing Angle 178° horizontal, 178° vertical
- 16ms Response Time
- 500 cd/m2 Brightness
- One Analogue Input
- One DVI-D Input
- CVBS S-video, Component, TV(antenna/cable), Scart
- 2 x 5w Speakers
- Remote Control
- 3 Years On-Site Warranty


It has component and DVI input, you can use the DVI for your HTPC and your SKy HD on the Component, but make sure you get the first SKY HD box with the component output, as i'm not sure if this screen support HDCP

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