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# 77369 15-Feb-2011 15:54
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Hi all,

I am about to build a low end HTPC, (it will be my first), for the kids.  My intention is to use an older Dell GX620 Pentium D (4GB RAM) running XP Pro SP3, MediaPortal and a Hauppauge HVR-1110.

The Dell can accept Low Profile PCI-e video cards and I have a Philips Widescreen 100Hz CRT 32PW8808/79R.  According to the manual, (http://download.p4c.philips.com/files/3/32pw8808_79r/32pw8808_79r_dfu_eng.pdf) the TV can support:

* ED 480p 31.470 kHz 60 Hz
* HD 1080i 33.750 kHz 60 Hz
* HD 576p 31.250 kHz 50 Hz
* HD 1152i (1250) 31.250 kHz 50 Hz
* HD 1080i (1250) 31.250 kHz 50 Hz 

as a video signal via the "Component In" or "RGB In" (The RGB in is a standard PC Analogue Video Plug).

So ruling out the 60Hz - I believe I need a PCIe video card that will output 576p 50Hz.  (There will only be one screen on the HTPC - the TV).

How do I go about finding a PCIe card that will support this output resolution?  I have several computers running reasonable video cards and none of them are capable of outputting at a resolution of "anything x 576". (Or for that matter anythingx1080).

Perhaps I am completely  on the wrong track?

Thanks.

-R 

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Ultimate Geek


  # 442438 22-Feb-2011 15:20
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Set your desktop display as highest your TV can support (1920x1080 @60hz for example) in the pc settings and that's all your TV will see. Any other formats the GPU will upscale/downscale accordingly and output to your desired setting. You don't need a video card that will output all of the TV's accepted input modes, just one, preferably the highest one your TV supports.




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