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Hi, can someone please recommend a video card that would be most beneficial to the 3007WFP that I purchased? I am not a gamer, but I like watching movies and I would like to see HDTV. What is a good video card around $300-400 that would let me do this? I currently have the x300 ATI graphics card that came with my VGC-RC110G SONY computer. Thank you in advance for your replies
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I would recommend the 8600GTS for your needs. Just get the PureVideo codecs and you can utilize the improve decoding engine on the card.
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The 8600GTS is enough, but if you want to buy something in the $300 to $400 price range then go with an 8800GTS.
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Go with a nice 8800GTS



The 8600GTS is enough, but you said within $300-$400 so I recommended the 8800.
8600GTS has Pure Video 2 while the 8800GTS does not.
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what is Pure Video 2?

BTW thank all you u guys for your suggestions
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what is Pure Video 2?
http://www.nvidia.com/page/purevideo.html

You need to purchase PureVideo seperately from nVidia. It allows your video card to process the HD video instead of your CPU. Basically, it takes the load off the CPU and allows for better image quality.

ATI/AMD's version is called Avivo
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Hi, can someone please recommend a video card that would be most beneficial to the 3007WFP that I purchased? I am not a gamer, but I like watching movies and I would like to see HDTV. What is a good video card around $300-400 that would let me do this? I currently have the x300 ATI graphics card that came with my VGC-RC110G SONY computer. Thank you in advance for your replies
I would recommend getting an eVGA e-GeForce 8600GTS or eVGA e-GeForce 8800GTS 320MB. They are DirectX 10 Graphics Cards and they are very fast.

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But now I'm interested in this Pure Video 2, especially since I'm a big fan of HD. Is it worth it?
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8600GTS has Pure Video 2 while the 8800GTS does not.
I couldn't find a PureVideo 2, do you mean PureVideo HD?

http://www.nvidia.com/page/purevideo_hd.html
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But now I'm interested in this Pure Video 2, especially since I'm a big fan of HD. Is it worth it?
http://www.tomshardware.com/2007/01/...-vs-purevideo/
http://www.tomshardware.com/2007/06/..._purevideo_hd/
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