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honestly you wont be able to do much. I had a 1.8 ghz p4 and i got stuttering on lo def video, i updated to 1gb ram, and a 2.8 and lost most of the problems. the nvidia 5200 gx was then the next weakest link, you generally need a 8k series nvidia card to do anything hd.

Best bet, scrap everything and start fresh.

as far as windows media center, its very user friendly and easy to set up. If your not willing to fight a computer, its worth the price.

OTHERWISE, linux is your next best bet. HOWEVER, many popular programs such as XBMC do not support tuner cards nativly, therfore you must edit the program to fit your needs :/

ACTUALLY, xbmc is on windows to, but i recall it being much more difficult to work with on windows, and used it in linux with much more ease.

heres a quick little linux support page: http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Medion_CTX953
Thanks. It won't be playing HD... Just SD digital T.V. So I take it, it should be fine, right?

I'll take a look at the rest later on, its 6am here, gotta go sleep.
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My last rig was a P4 3.2 w 2g of ram, a bit better than the OPs, but it didn't have any problem running video and would have made a fine media center PC back in the day.

If you can find a digital tuner that will fit in it, I don't see why it wouldn't work. You *might* need to upgrade to a AGP video card, but I wouldn't expect one to cost more than $10-$20 on ebay or something.
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My last rig was a P4 3.2 w 2g of ram, a bit better than the OPs, but it didn't have any problem running video and would have made a fine media center PC back in the day.

If you can find a digital tuner that will fit in it, I don't see why it wouldn't work. You *might* need to upgrade to a AGP video card, but I wouldn't expect one to cost more than $10-$20 on ebay or something.
Thanks. I'm just having a problem actually getting the thing to work. I mean, I have the drivers (I think, found some on the internet) but they are a bunch of random extensions that don't make any sense. On top of that, I need software, yet can't seem to locate any decent ones.
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My HTPC is a socket 754 Athlon @ 2Ghz, 1GB RAM, and an XFX FX5600, and that runs SD Boxee reasonably well.
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My HTPC is a socket 754 Athlon @ 2Ghz, 1GB RAM, and an XFX FX5600, and that runs SD Boxee reasonably well.
Thanks but Boxee is an online streamer.
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