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Originally Posted by Acoma_Andy View Post
My HTPC has a HD4200 onboard and it's terrible for high quality 1080p playback. After installing an old HD3850 into it, it got much better. Note that my HTPC is running a single core AMD 4000+. I agree that a HD5450 is a good choice.
what codec pack or filter are you running?
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Originally Posted by gammite View Post
every and anything you need to know is here....

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=940972
Wow, definitely a good link. Did a quick read through, will have to make sure to do a good read through. Other than that, the general consensus seem to indicate it's possible to do it via on board, but since I care alot about quality it might be in my best interest to buy a decent gpu. Thanks,

-Jon
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I had a question on this. What about the mobos that have good onboard video like this board: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813500019

I figured playing HD movies off it would be just fine without getting an add on card.
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