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Topic # 26337 18-Sep-2008 16:56
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OS Name    Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version    5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer    Microsoft Corporation
System Name    FRED
System Manufacturer    ECS
System Model    M825VXX
System Type    X86-based PC
Processor    x86 Family 6 Model 7 Stepping 1 AuthenticAMD ~1300 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date    American Megatrends Inc. 07.00T, 2/04/2001
SMBIOS Version    2.3
Windows Directory    C:\WINDOWS
System Directory    C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device    \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale    New Zealand
Hardware Abstraction Layer    Version = "5.1.2600.5503 (xpsp.080306-1604)"
User Name    FRED
Time Zone    New Zealand Standard Time
Total Physical Memory    1,024.00 MB
Available Physical Memory    339.25 MB
Total Virtual Memory    2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory    1.96 GB
Page File Space    1.58 GB
Page File    C:\pagefile.sys


And yes I do have a good outdoor UHF only antenna with high grade cable.

If this isn't going to work then I guess I'll go for a stand alone HDTV around 22" for this tiny flat.

Thanks in advance people.

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  Reply # 165425 18-Sep-2008 17:08
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Sorry way too slow.

You also need a PCIe video card capable of H.264 acceleration (such as an NVidia 8500 or upwards) which this system won't have since it's unlikely to have a PCIe slot.

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  Reply # 165441 18-Sep-2008 18:34
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kiwikidd77: OS Name    Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version    5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer    Microsoft Corporation
System Name    FRED
System Manufacturer    ECS
System Model    M825VXX
System Type    X86-based PC
Processor    x86 Family 6 Model 7 Stepping 1 AuthenticAMD ~1300 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date    American Megatrends Inc. 07.00T, 2/04/2001
SMBIOS Version    2.3
Windows Directory    C:\WINDOWS
System Directory    C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device    \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale    New Zealand
Hardware Abstraction Layer    Version = "5.1.2600.5503 (xpsp.080306-1604)"
User Name    FRED
Time Zone    New Zealand Standard Time
Total Physical Memory    1,024.00 MB
Available Physical Memory    339.25 MB
Total Virtual Memory    2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory    1.96 GB
Page File Space    1.58 GB
Page File    C:\pagefile.sys


And yes I do have a good outdoor UHF only antenna with high grade cable.

If this isn't going to work then I guess I'll go for a stand alone HDTV around 22" for this tiny flat.

Thanks in advance people.


When you state HDTV, are you talking about buying an HDTV with a separate set-top box for freeviewHD? Because I don't think they make them with built-in tuners that small. Also, if you purchase so small, what about if you move??

Given how much the small units cost, it could be wise to go slightly bigger. Just a thought. I have a 22" monitor in my bedroom for my client HTPC & I find it a bit small, viewing from about 3 metres. It works but for comfortable viewing, 26" would have been nice. I bought around 1 year ago. Now, with all the smaller screen options, I would defintely have bought 26".




Silverstone LC14 HTPC Case/Intel E4600 CPU/GA-EP35-DS3 MOBO/Asus EN9500GT graphics/2GB RAM/total 2TB HDD space/HVR-2200 & 2X 150MCE tuner cards/LG GGC-H20L BD Drive/MCE2005/Mediaportal/TVServer 1.1.0Final/LG 55"3D LED-TV/Denon AVR-1803 receiver/X1 projector

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 165545 19-Sep-2008 07:55
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OK thanks people. I suspected as much, so will go with a stand alone TV instead of trying to get HDTV working on my computer,

22" will do me fine when I do buy.

I intend to wait till one of the manufacturers bring out a set with built in HDTV Tuner.

No sense in buying a TV with a SOON-TO-BE-OBSOLETE analogue tuner in it then spend more money on an external tuner.

Since I don't watch a lot of TV don't want a big set, and if none of the makes come out in my size with built in FREEVIEW then I simply won't bother.

Thanks again for your input people.

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