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This is my first HTPC build. I'm building two of them out of some spare parts this first one is going in my bedroom. It's made up of an AMD 64x2 5000 BE @ at stock speed. On a Biostar MCP6P 2+ with Nvidia Geforce 6150. The GPU is an Nvidia 8400 GS. HDD is a 20 Gig. I don't remember the brand. My external will contain my movies, pics, and music. OS is Windows Vista Ultimate x64. TV is Sony Wega 46inch wide screen . The panel on it says HD TV, Dolby Digital, Surround XT, and BBE digital. I connect the sound with the red and white plugs. The video is through S plug.

First the resolution so that it fits and is legible is set at the recommended 480i, 720x 480. It fits good but is not very sharp. Anything other than this the image does become sharper but smaller, and it compresses the sides.

Second it plays videos fine on YouTube but when I enlarge it to take up the whole screen it says Adobe has crashed do you wish to send a report. I then have to reload the page and it just won't play in large. It will play in HD just not blown up.

I have read all three of the stickies on guides. I went to Hulu and I love it. Are there anymore sites like this? Is there a way to watch cable shows like this for free? We live out in the country and we can't get cable out here. We can get Satellite but they want a ton for it. I have DSL as internet.

I know it's long guys I'm sorry. Thanks for your help in anyway.


Edited by fonzy - 2/14/11 at 9:55am
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post #2 of 10
Can you use hdmi? There are some dvi/hdmi converters out there. Give them a try.
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The tv doesn't have and HDMI input plug nor the GPU either.
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svideo will look like crap unless in a front end (WMC, xbmc, media portal, sage and so on). Tv doesnt have component either?
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ok, i settled for sharper image with the edges chopped off.
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What inputs does your TV support?
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Try setting the refresh rate higher (read up first on your TV's maximum).
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in the nvidia control panel the highest refresh rate is 30.

it only has s input, coaxial, vga, and the yellow jack for video any ways. along with the red and white for audio.
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VGA as in D-SUB, what old computer monitors use? If so, use that for your TV. It should give you the best picture quality. Unfortunately, S-Video is limited to 480i resolution.
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post #10 of 10
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Ok cool, it's the small blue input that most computers and monitors come with.

Rep to you sir. Ty
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