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Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by Tomfoolery, Oct 9, 2003.

  1. Tomfoolery

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    Hi,

    First of all - sorry if this has already been answered before, I did have a quick look but couldn't find anything.

    Anyway, on to the question.

    I know absolutely nothing at all about graphics cards other than more memory = good.

    However, I've just got a Panasonic AE200 projector, and now wish to connect it to my PC. I've also got a 17" TFT monitor, and would like to have both hooked up at the same time.

    However, I'd also like to be able to run my 17" TFT monitor at it's native resolution (1280x1024) and the projector at its native widescreen resolution (856x480).

    Are there any graphics cards currently out that cost less than about £100, and will allow both monitors to be run at their own resolution at the same time? Has anyone got this set up - any recommendations? Any graphics cards that are particularly good for home cinema, but not too expensive?

    Thanks.
     
  2. owain_thomas

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  3. uczmeg

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    Try a Radeon 9600 as these are fanless , therefore quiet!

    www.ebuyer.co.uk has a couple on offer at around £80 and £90

    Perfect for home cinema pc.

    Cheers
    Marc
     
  4. Gary Lightfoot

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    I'll second Marcs vote for the 9600 - I have one too, and it has a slightly better picture quality than the lower models. Radeons are the card of choice for DVD playback.

    I gort mine from ebuyer too. :)

    Gary.
     
  5. Tomfoolery

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    Ok thanks guys.

    Looks like it'll be a 9600 for me then.
     

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