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What kind of card would be decent at light gaming like GTA and Halo 1, and be able to Give the best possible results for my HVA-1800 tv tuner.

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8600GT, or 8800GS. You can go for a 8400GS if you're really on a budget.
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I have some 8600GTs I want to sell, but I can't sell here since I don't have 35+ rep yet. (can I say that?)
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Im thinking a 7600gt will work great if i can find one for a decent price, should be compareable or better than a x1600
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Im thinking a 7600gt will work great if i can find one for a decent price, should be compareable or better than a x1600
No.... I wouldn't get a 7600GT since it only supports PureVideo 1 and does not support HDCP (if you ever plan to use Blu-Ray in the future).

There's a HD3850 on sale for like $90 in the Deals section. A 8600GTS would be a good bet as well. The 8600GT natively does not support HDCP.
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Well what about somthing less than 50 bucks, I guess i could always up grade later...
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What is HDCP and what is the deal with pure video and needing that. Thanks
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post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by BURNS331 View Post
What is HDCP and what is the deal with pure video and needing that. Thanks
HDCP: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDCP
It is DRM. It isn't needed for your current setup but better to have if you ever plan to upgrade.

NVIDIA PureVideo and ATI AVIVO is the whole point of using a video card for media playback. Usually the CPU does the work for decoding video images. With PureVideo or AVIVO, the GPU does the video work to make it run smoother and look better. The 7600GT supports PureVideo 1 which include MPEG-2 (which is what the TV Tuner outputs). However, if you ever plan to play any newer formats, the CPU would have to do the work. Unless you have a good CPU, the media will stutter playing HD in newer codecs.
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Duckie is indeed correct (as always ) You really want an 8600GTS or better to support Blu-ray in the future. I think the ati 2400 series may have DHCP

EDIT: That would do the job fine - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161191

or this - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121230
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how would those cards do playing the games specified above?
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