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what do i need?

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by apul, Jan 9, 2003.

  1. apul

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    im very new to this, but i want to setup a HTPC, i already have a good PC AthlonXP1800, 256DDR, etc...
    but i only have a RagePro all in wonder which is very out dated.

    what i want is to watch DVDs on a new Toshiba 32zd26p. (it has component inputs and NTSC progessive scan (as far as i know its not progressive scan in PAL))

    so what i need is either a progressive scan dvd player, or a card for my PC.

    ive had a look at the radeon HDTV adapter but from previous posts it still looks a bit dodgy.

    also ive looked at the Xcard, this looks quite nice and also does progressive scan component output.
    Would this be able to play R1 and R2 and RCE discs?
    and also could i get it to output in NTSC progressive scan mode all the time, even when watching a PAL R2 disc? as this would be great.

    one last thing, ive read about some of the HTPC set ups, and about using VGA outputs on radeon cards, so im guessing your using a projector or plasma with VGA input?

    hope u can enlighten me

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