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post #11 of 17
Well depending on your budget, get an HDTV that supports both 1080i and 1080p, and has an HDMI connection. Having a component connection will also help when setting up a DVD player and such.
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Bassically you need a "HD Ready" TV, also anything with DVI, HDMI or VGA inputs should run PC fine through them
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post #13 of 17
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Yeah, we're really thinking about buying this viewsonic 27" HDMI TV. It's the n2751w (Anybody ever thought of that word? Viewsonic? It makes no sense...)

Can someone recommend some HDTVs? Like specific brands, stuff like that.

This is my HTPC:

Foxconn mATX board, Geforce 6100 S939
Athlon 64 3000+
1GB of Patriot value ram
Sapphire HDMI X1600
My 160GB IDE hard drive will go into this one when I upgrade to a RAID 0 config.
Zalman CNPS-7000AlCu
Sony DVD drive
Radeon 550 TV tuner

This PC *probably* won't be overclocked, the last thing I want is my mom to want me to clear a CMOS while she wants to watch Lifetime. But if I can get a 100% stable OC on low vcore, so be it.
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post #14 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Witchfire
I suggest the Sapphire X1600 Pro HDMI. It's specifically designed for HTPCs, is quiet, works well, has AVIVO for great video quality, and is a half height card for smaller form factor cases, and for less clutter. At about $160, it's a real bargain.

EDIT (adding review links):

http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=6199&page=1

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/reviews/i...m?reviewid=491
I would have to agree wit this statement also. The X800 AIW will do a good job also.
post #15 of 17
What were you looking to spend on a new tv?
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Originally Posted by Dman
What were you looking to spend on a new tv?
Around $500-$600 used or new.
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post #17 of 17
Well I found this one its a little over your budget, but I've read good reviews on this companies tv's. They seem to give you a lot of good picture quality for what you pay.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1134703181662

I would probably recommend either going to a store and looking at all the tv's they have to see which ones have the best picture. Also if you purchase a tv from a retailer you can always return it if you hate it and get your money back.

Edit: I found a list of retailers on this site and some are selling a similar tv for like $599, its not widescreeen though.

http://www.nextag.com/westinghouse-2...tv/search-html
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