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I don't know if you're wanting to stream Netflix, but I found out the hard way that Ubuntu can't stream it!
Don't think I will be but that sucks. Why won't it work?
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The netflix is probably a DMR issue (same problem with Anroid phones).
And if you have a Netflix subscription, you will definatly want to be able to use it. I don't have cable any more and watch tons of Netflix (both on my HTPC's and iPhone).

I will again recomend Windows 7 (or even Vista, can be found for cheap). It is what I have used and works very well for me (Live and recorded TV, DVD's, ripped DVD's (using Mymovies plugin), Hulu desktop and Netflix). I have it on 3 HTPC's and the interface is very simple and just makes sense (my 5 and 8 yr old can use it with no problems and my wife likes it).

As for the SSD, some have siad they notice a little more responsiveness with one, but I have no issues with a regular HDD (and one system is on a 5400 RMP drive).

Your better off spending the $$ on the OS than a SSD IMO.
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I'm using this mobo with a E6750. The HDMI on the mobo displays netflix nicely... Also passes Dolby Digital audio too...
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I will again recomend Windows 7 (or even Vista, can be found for cheap). It is what I have used and works very well for me (Live and recorded TV, DVD's, ripped DVD's (using Mymovies plugin), Hulu desktop and Netflix). I have it on 3 HTPC's and the interface is very simple and just makes sense (my 5 and 8 yr old can use it with no problems and my wife likes it).
Your better off spending the $$ on the OS than a SSD IMO.
Okie dokie. Will be getting the Win7 then.
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Ok so I got my HDMI cable last night. When I plugged into tv, the tv showed it being 720p 60 hz. I go to up the resolution via graphic settings on computer and the max I can set is 1050x768.

I tried watching Terminator:Salvation but the picture looked pretty bad at full screen. It's like pixelated horizontally if that make sense? I had to switch to windowed mode and shrink it down to make it look decent enough.

Boy I tell you what though, even though I'm hard-of-hearing, there's a big difference in sound between playing DVD on PS2 and on PC. I was quite excited about that.

This is still on WinXP. Windows Media player wouldn't play DVD for some reason so I had to resort to Nero's player. I haven't had time to install Win7 yet due to some class assignments and tests. I might have time tonight to install a temporary one on a separate partition to try Media Center out. Otherwise it might be tomorrow before I get a chance.
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I'm sure it's probably the most newbie question ever but seriously, I googled for over an hour and can't find any solution related to my situation. Must be something I'm missing.
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What HDTV model do you have? Some of the earlier 720p ones only have a resolution of 1024x768. You do have the requisite video drivers installed, right, and not just using the Windows default one?
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What HDTV model do you have? Some of the earlier 720p ones only have a resolution of 1024x768. You do have the requisite video drivers installed, right, and not just using the Windows default one?
TV model: http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=LCT42Z6TM

Using driver 11.1 I believe. I may have reverted back after having booting troubles. That is something I did not consider and will check tonight.

And it turns out I don't have an empty partition on the hard drive that is installed right now. One of two things will happen tonight: I spend all night transferring files off the hard drive to a new one or I slap in a empty drive just to test drive a Win7.
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Ok so I got my HDMI cable last night. When I plugged into tv, the tv showed it being 720p 60 hz. I go to up the resolution via graphic settings on computer and the max I can set is 1050x768.

I tried watching Terminator:Salvation but the picture looked pretty bad at full screen. It's like pixelated horizontally if that make sense? I had to switch to windowed mode and shrink it down to make it look decent enough.

Boy I tell you what though, even though I'm hard-of-hearing, there's a big difference in sound between playing DVD on PS2 and on PC. I was quite excited about that.

This is still on WinXP. Windows Media player wouldn't play DVD for some reason so I had to resort to Nero's player. I haven't had time to install Win7 yet due to some class assignments and tests. I might have time tonight to install a temporary one on a separate partition to try Media Center out. Otherwise it might be tomorrow before I get a chance.
Download K-lite so you can play anything you wish...
    
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Download K-lite so you can play anything you wish...
I don't understand. You think I have a codec issue?
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