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a couple of htpc questions....Acer??

 
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benareeno



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PostLink    Posted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 3:09 am    Post subject: a couple of htpc questions....Acer?? Reply with quote


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I guess I need an HTPC again...a couple of quick questions.

Are the Acer pc's with on board ati graphics a good option to run 1080i at 72Hz? Or would I need an Nvidia solution?

Vista or XP? DOes it matter anymore? And my question is purely regarding video, I could care less about anything else in the OS? I suppose I might need to run powerstip, which if I recall, was a nightmare on Vista.

In summary, I suppose I'd like gamma control, perhaps 48Hz ability, and 1080i 72Hz, would an Acer fit the bill for me?
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greg_mitch



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PostLink    Posted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 5:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is a pretty general question. Do you have a specific computer in mind? What are the specs?
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benareeno



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PostLink    Posted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 5:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ati 2100 onboard video... nothing else should really matter, right?

Cpu is fine, ram is fine, memory is fine...onboard sound is fine...
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Chuchuf



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PostLink    Posted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is this for BluRay or just DVD playback?

Terry
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benareeno



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PostLink    Posted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Probably just downloaded content...which may include some form of Blu-ray stuff. I guess I'd continue to use my PS3 for Blu-Ray
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