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wat the hell is fat32 and how will affect me wen choosing a tv to go with my htpc?
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Fat 32 or file allocation table 32 bit is an older file system used by windows based computers. I fail to see how it would affect TV choice unless you are going to stream data directly to it.
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ill be watching digital HD tv,internet tv, watching movies from dvd and hardrive, also playing music too, plus youtube and maybe some web browsing? would it affect any of thes?
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post #4 of 18
If you are just using it as a display and using the computer to do all the rest you should have no problems. TV shouldn't care one bit about file systems. Now if it has the ability to read thumb drives over USB you would not be able to read one formatted to NTFS if it will only read FAT32. But again you just use the tube for this and skip the extras on the display.
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oh ok so since my htpc will be doin all the work no need to worry?
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post #6 of 18
That's just about the size of it.
post #7 of 18
One potential issue are the file size limitations of FAT32. For example, no single file can exceed 4GB. Most HD movies are larger than that. Still not sure how FAT32 got into your HTPC equation, but these size limitations are something to keep in mind.
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was reading a review on an lcd tv as im gonna get a BIG one to go with the htpc, and the author of the review said only downfall was fat 32???
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Ah okay LOL. Yeah as t_russell said above you should be good to go! smile.gif
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was reading a review on an lcd tv as im gonna get a BIG one to go with the htpc, and the author of the review said only downfall was fat 32???

Is the TV going to be accessing the content directly? Via a browser or something? That's the only scenario I could see in which it recognizing FAT32 partitions only would affect you. It may only be able to recognize FAT32, in the event that you plug a flash drive into it, and read the content directly off the device.

Won't you plug your TV directly into your computers video output, and utilize Windows Media Center.
    
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