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It's HD video which is going to be HDCP protected. It's not about the card's power - it's about the card's features
Well the 86GTS is the only HDCP capable one, but what are these "features," and what do they do? Video playback is video playback, isn't it? How can you improve it? Like i said, it's not like it's rendering 3D or anything.
post #32 of 40
The 8600 have hardware processing, which is good if you don't have a good CPU. However if you have a good CPU, you will notice NO differance whatsoever between ANY cards with 256mb onboard memory, unless you got some poor decoder.

Honestly with a core2 I would just get the cheapest card with 256megs. You won't be able to tell the differance because there isn't any.
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my 8600gts is used for just what u want on my 55 inch sony, it works great (blu ray)
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You can get a 7600GT and much older and they would do just fine. It is the CPU you should be worried about... and you might find yourself needing something like a 3.6GHz Duo for smooth playback... but it all depends on the app... a 64-bit environment might and should help too... Video cards have almost nothing to do with Video other than pushing the pixels from the expansion slot to the monitor... so I think you might even be fine with all and any cards that support 1920 x 1080... Video is 2D... and Video Cards are designed for 3D.... though you I guess you could use the GPUs to process next to anything... people use them for folding too right?
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post #35 of 40
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It's HD video which is going to be HDCP protected. It's not about the card's power - it's about the card's features
Lots of cards have that... What's the whole deal with H.264 or whatever that is then?
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my 8600gts is used for just what u want on my 55 inch sony, it works great (blu ray)

how do you connect it to your tv since I hardly know anything about HD stuff....cause I plan on getting a 60" LCD projection HD TV with either 720 or 1080p....was just at walmart...i like the 720p better...less blocky...but both are impressively beautiful looking tho...
 
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Jesus, will you pay that much money just so you can see your damn little movies in 1080? Just see them in regular DVD format, and be done with it. A movie is a movie, no matter how sharp you can see it
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I disagree... did you ever go to a movie theater in your life? Did you go again?
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well I'd prefer not to see marco blocks all over my HD tv when watching a dvd. kind of makes it pointless to have a 1080p TV then dont it?
 
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Jesus, will you pay that much money just so you can see your damn little movies in 1080? Just see them in regular DVD format, and be done with it. A movie is a movie, no matter how sharp you can see it
That's like saying your gaming res doesn't matter. Go play a game in 640x480 then in a decent res - do you notice the difference?

Anyway - what's with the thread revival? This is about the forth 2+ week-old thread revived in the past two days
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