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New HCPC build

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by Tonto, Feb 7, 2003.

  1. Tonto

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    As affordable PAL PS DVD players are not going to be around for a while and as it look like my PT AE100E doesn't support PAL PS, (though my supplying dealer thinks it might do) I have decided to take the plunge and build a HCPC (panic mode) !

    One of the first things I'm unsure about is the sound bit.

    I want to provide my Yamaha A5 amp with the same bitstream as my DVD player currently provides (ie no Dolby DD or DTS decoding).

    Can anyone suggest a high quality sound card that won't cost too much ?

    Tony.
     
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    Not trying to put you off the idea of building your HTPC, but there are a number of AE100 owners who have them happily accepting PAL-P. Also, the Limit 9900SE - though not perfect (didn't suit my set up) - is now down to £148 apparently at RS. Seems pretty affordable to me, and you can always try it, return it within 7 days for a refund and still build your PC if you don't like it.

    Just a thought,

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  3. Tonto

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    Thanks for that, will investigate this DVD player.

    What was it about this unit that didn't suite your setup ? Colour perhaps ?

    Where did you here about this unit ?

    Do you know if its an 'approved' PAL PS machine?
     
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    A few of us here got ghosting. It seemed to only effect PJs - i.e. long runs of interconnect - but not all PJ set-ups. It's PAL-P out-of-the-box and there is a lot more info in the DVD players forum...

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    Thanks for the info.

    I've read that the Limit can suffer from the Chroma Bug.

    Can you tell me what to look for to check for this ?

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    Tony.
     

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