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post #1 of 4
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Hey everyone.
I'm looking to turn an old Emachines that my sister uses into an HTPC. I mainly want it to record shows and possibly watch movies occasionally. Anyways, heres the specs.

Celeron D 2.53ghz (325 i believe)
512 mb pc-2700 ram
nvidia fx 5500 256 mb vid card
40 gb HD ( planning to install Linux and Myth Tv)
Cheapo $20 capture card

I'm just wondering how I connect this pc to a tv. My tv doesn't have any vga or dvi inputs so I'm a bit lost on how to connect it. Thanks in advanced.
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post #2 of 4
you can use RCA plugs to connect to the TV from an adapter, probably provided by the card. If its not HD you should be fine.
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post #3 of 4
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okay great. would this be able to record digital channels?
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 3.6ghz Gigabyte P35 DS3L BFG 8800gt OC 2gb Crucial Ballistix 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung F3 1TB Samsung 20x dvd-rw Windows Vista Home Premium 32 Samsung 226bw 22" LCD 
PowerCase
Corsair VX550 Lian Li PC-7 Plus 
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Secks Machine
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 3.6ghz Gigabyte P35 DS3L BFG 8800gt OC 2gb Crucial Ballistix 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung F3 1TB Samsung 20x dvd-rw Windows Vista Home Premium 32 Samsung 226bw 22" LCD 
PowerCase
Corsair VX550 Lian Li PC-7 Plus 
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post #4 of 4
Probley not.
And if you don't have an RCA plug from your card, you can always use S-Video...just be warned that the picture will be **** unless you have a movie playing......especially on a tube TV.
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