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i was thinking of building a htpc but cheap! is there a micro motherboard with onboard video but need hdmi and audio that will do hd with a blu ray dvd player ( newegg is got them for $80.00 wow). i dont care if its amd or intel. and will the blu ray upconvert my standard dvds to hd or is it done with software like power dvd?
Edited by valtopps - 12/24/08 at 11:52pm
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AMD 780G boards are good for HTPC's. Also, dvd's cannot be converted into higher resolutions, as far as I know.
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I recommend the 780G. I have the GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-S2H and it runs 1080P fine. It has HDMI and also an optical output.
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Upconverting DVDs has to do with sending a DVD over an analog composite cable. Composite cannot stream the resolution of a DVD. So when you put it on a HDTV with 1080p or whatever it's fitted to the full resolution of a DVD, and upscaled.

On a PC there is no issue. VGA / DVI have the full competence to send that high of a resolution.
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went to newegg the GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-S2H is no longer available? are you guys using blu-ray with this board?
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