Need Help With Finding a Hd Compatible Graphic Card

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  1. chaolegion

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    Hey

    I Have a old sony computer, Model name :MJPC-270A1 And it has an intergated graphic card with a max Watt output of 268.9. So I was wondering if

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2484223&CatId=319

    That graphic card can be supported by my comupter and if the computer will support a hdtv.

    Spec:

    CPU Type Intel Pentium 4, 2400 MHz (18 x 133)
    Motherboard Name Asus P4S533-VX
    Motherboard Chipset SiS 651
    Video Adapter SiS 650_651_740 (32 MB)
    3D Accelerator SiS 315 Integrated
    Memory Type 2x512 DDR SDRAM

    Oh, and I just need this computer for Video playback plus hd movies. Also, I want to ask, what HDTV will support the Dvi/VGA



    Thanks for your help
     
  2. badbob

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    With that card your PC won't playback 1080 material, although should be ok with 720p stuff. Forget Blu-Ray. I would buy a new PC, a 2ghz dual core AMD with a Nvidia 8500GT will wipe the floor with your existing PC.
     
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    I was just going to use it as a Dvd player thing. Doesn't it support it since 1080 is smaller then the max reslution supported by the card which is 2048 x 1536 @ 85Hz (Analog)
     
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    I see no reason why you can't use 1920x1080 as desktop. Not too sure if CPU is powerful for DVD to 1080P scaling though.
     
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    Oh.. So the card can support it, but not so sure about the Processer.
    One more question, I heard there is a diffrence between analog and ditigal and they aren't compatible
     
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    It'll be fine for DVD playback, but when you open full screen it's not scaling, it's stretching. Compare differences in task manager with power DVD in full screen, to Theatretek and ffdshow scaling to 1080p.

    Either way before spending money on your machine I would downlaod a few HD trailers, no point spending money on it if it's incapable of HD playback.

    I know my brothers Intel P4 2.4ghz playback 720 (even so stutters) but 1080p is unplayable. WMV 720p is just ok, but forget H264 720p.

    If your screen supports 1080p over HDMI from a PC I would use that.
     
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    I could play movie but couldn't display it picture because it was too big..
    The sound plays o.o... That's y I wanted to add a graphic card.
    Also, what do u mean wmv and mpeg4?

    Edit: I could play hitman on windows media player in full screen
     

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