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« on: February 26, 2008, 07:11:52 AM »

This isn't so much a problem with current hardware, but a question concerning my future plans with hardware I plan to purchase.  (I apologize if this is the wrong thread for my question)

Basically the story goes as follows, I will only be living at home fro another year or two but have been given the go ahead to re-do the basement here to my liking, so clearly the typical new entertainment system comes to mind and I plan to stick a nice big plasma up on the wall with surround sound, and the works.

Given the fact that I like to play a fair amount of games, I will also be buying and Xbox 306, a new PC for this basement makeover, and I've had the idea to hook up my new PC to my television.  Now I've heard of having a television serve as a monitor, but my questions are is this really possible?  and if so what video card will I need to look at that will perform for some of the high demanding computer games coming out, as well as provide this capability?  and lastly is it still a wise thing to do on a larger television?  as I plan to use something around 42".

Basically any information, flaws, or suggestions pertaining to this idea would be greatly appreciated.


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« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2008, 08:09:36 AM »

Most late model graphics cards have a TV-out plug, so search for one with that capability. But be warned that the resolution on a TV is much lower than that of a computer monitor, so the images you see may not be what you're hoping for.

So before you splash the cash, make sure you investigate all the possible pros and cons, preferably at a store and I recommend going to a specialist store, not something like Woolworths or PC World.
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