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My brother-in-law wants me to build him a new computer on a very small budget and it is do-able but he wants to have the computer connected to a regular monitor and a 65 inch HDTV. He would use the T.V. for Netflix etc. mostly. He doesn't play games at all so this is the only reason he might need a more powerful graphics card. Can I pull this off with a nice cheap GeForce 210? Or is he going to need to spend a bit more money and get something more powerful? Thanks!
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Depends on the resolution its going to run at. As I understand it size isn't the important thing, it's resolution. 1080p on a 65" screen will run the same as 1080p on a 20" screen from a given video card, assuming the card is powerful enough in the first place.
 
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it could be a 10,000 inch TV, it only matters about resolution on how it runs on your GPU.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by adamkatt View Post

it could be a 10,000 inch TV, it only matters about resolution on how it runs on your GPU.

It astonishes me how so many people don't know this.
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Thanks for the input guys, this one was particularly helpful:
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinate View Post

It astonishes me how so many people don't know this.


So any video card capable of a resolution of 1920×1080 or greater will look identical when displayed on a 65 inch televison. So the $33 Geforce 210 will look no different than a $500 GTX 680?

Thanks again!
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Originally Posted by Zetsumei View Post

My brother-in-law wants me to build him a new computer on a very small budget and it is do-able but he wants to have the computer connected to a regular monitor and a 65 inch HDTV. He would use the T.V. for Netflix etc. mostly. He doesn't play games at all so this is the only reason he might need a more powerful graphics card. Can I pull this off with a nice cheap GeForce 210? Or is he going to need to spend a bit more money and get something more powerful? Thanks!


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since you are looking at two monitors essentially I would recommend running something better than a GT 210.
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Originally Posted by Zetsumei View Post

Thanks for the input guys, this one was particularly helpful:
So any video card capable of a resolution of 1920×1080 or greater will look identical when displayed on a 65 inch televison. So the $33 Geforce 210 will look no different than a $500 GTX 680?
Thanks again!

Is that a serious question?? Edit: Yes it will look identical - there is some small visual differences between ATI and NVIDIA, but they are extremely small, Any videocard even an integrated card will play any normal movie out there that you would watch on a normal 65" tv screen.

Don't ever buy a GTX680 for watching movies. Or I will personally fly over and rob you and your brother the 30$ card will play all movies on 1920x1080 no problem it will run 2 -3 monitors also, no problems.

If he does not play any games, and will never play any games the 30$ card is perfect.

You can surf the web at 1920x1080 and have a movie playing on the TV at 1920x1080 no problems at all. IT will do everything that you want aside from playing games.
Edited by EkseF - 5/4/12 at 1:53am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by selectstriker2 View Post

since you are looking at two monitors essentially I would recommend running something better than a GT 210.

An integrated intel gpu could run 2 monitors at 1920x1080 with no problems at all. but It won't game. You can watch a movie on the other monitor and surf the web on the other. Why would you get a better card if you only do basic stuff such as watching movies.
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