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PC requirements for Progressive scan.

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by adrianh, Oct 20, 2000.

  1. adrianh

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    I understand the benefits of progressive scan, and am considering it.

    However can anyone give me an idea of the minumun hardware requirements of a PC (utilising a dvd rom+software+graphics card) to connect to a compatable data grade projector.

    Also an idea of the likely cost in terms of hardware.

    adrianh.

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  2. Scott Smart

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    I would guess that you will want to use the PC for other things as well, so I will assume that you know you will need a sensible size Hard Drive, DVD drive etc....

    The important parts though are....

    Most important part, the Graphics card - best is any GeForce based card the later ones have a very slightly sharper picture.

    CPU about 750Mhz+ (which
    aren't expensive now).

    128Mb Ram is fine.

    Sound Card - If you will use digital output to processor/receiver for DD and DTS then soundblaster is fine. If you want to use analogue output then I suggest a 24/96 card which will have better sound. If you wanty to listen to MP3's and CD's then you need a card such as the 24/96 cards that output 44.1Khz signal (Blaster converts all output to 48Khz). 24/96 cards are not good for games! Blaster is best for that. I use Soundblaster live value. CD's through CD transport to processor.
    If you put in a Hauppage TV card you can also line double (deinterlace) then scale composite and s-vidoe sources. not as easy as a line doubler...
    PC's are best for DVD's if you will use lots of other sources they are not that user friendly.

    Software;
    Power DVD or WinDVD
    dTV 1.9 (deinterlacer for comp. s-vid sources)
    Powerstrip (sets timings and resolutions to be perfect for your display/projector)

    Hope this is some help
     
  3. tommy

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    Where can I find the dTV 1.9 software?
     
  4. Scott Smart

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    I haven't looked at this forum since my last posting - good timing.
    dTV software is alraedy at 2.0 - it is being programmed by enthusiasts - so you can also help!
    Go to http://deinterlace.sourceforge.net/

    Scott
     

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