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Old 7th June 2009, 19:07   #46
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I am pretty sure i have a graphics card. what the minimum spec i need on it?
Go into device manager and look under "Display Adaptors". Tell us what you see.

If it's an intel thing, forget it. Anything made by nVidia OR ATI should be fine. If that's the case, grab the latest drivers for your card, and you should be good to go.
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Old 7th June 2009, 21:30   #47
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it is intel

I was able to play it with my HP tablet but it's my work computer and can't be used as our entertainment center.

WDTV looks like an excellent option, But so far I don't have enough HD content (actually none). Will see if I really need it in course of time.
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Old 7th June 2009, 21:53   #48
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I recently managed to get a BluRay disc of the movie TopGun (sourced it from fellow Tbhpian Steeroid). Played it on my laptop hooked up to the 32-inch Sony Bravia at home with an HDMI cable. The output was totally mind blowing. Never before have I seen such crystal clear sharp images. Even on the computer screen it wasn't this good. Truly hi-def.
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Old 7th June 2009, 22:24   #49
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I am sure Samurai will post his experience with Hi Def in the next couple of days. Waiting to read about his experience and adventure.
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My home theatre is not yet connected because the Kitchen guys haven't finished their work. May be few more days.

Last edited by Rehaan : 10th June 2009 at 15:56. Reason: Splitting this post between this thread + Played external HDD content thread.
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vivekiny2k,

You're probably out of luck, but either way i will mention that i've heard a couple of people say that MPC (Media Player Classic) is a little smoother than VLC - in terms of the jerking visible on fast panning shots etc.

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vivekiny2k,

You're probably out of luck, but either way i will mention that i've heard a couple of people say that MPC (Media Player Classic) is a little smoother than VLC - in terms of the jerking visible on fast panning shots etc.

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On my fairly good desktop VLC is play HD WMVs; but when I forward/reverse by dragging the pointer, there are shadows and it takes 2-3 seconds to show proper video. By comparison, playback is super smooth in Windows Media Player.

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I am late to this thread
I have a 720p TV(32") and play content using monitor cable(VGA).
VLC media player is used to play HD content, and it looks amazing on TV.
Older version had jerking, but the new beta is awesome!
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I am late to this thread
Same here...

I used to have a PC connected to Philips 720P TV. However, I am not using that setup now for non-tech reasons (relocated, and my house is under construction).

This is the thread I opened for building my HTPC:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/gadget...ater-pc-3.html (Help me build a Simple Home Theater PC)

I used PowerDVD ultra and VLC (in DirectX mode) of course.

As per the research I did at that time, Nvidia's HD playback performance is better than or atleast on par with top-end BlueRay players like Marantz with price tags that boast 1000's of $$$.

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I am late to this thread
I have a 720p TV(32") and play content using monitor cable(VGA).
VLC media player is used to play HD content, and it looks amazing on TV.
Older version had jerking, but the new beta is awesome!
I too connect my laptop to my 32 LCD using VGA/monitor cable. The quality is just amazing. However, I am not able to figure out how to get the sound from the TV speakers. Any clues?
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I too connect my laptop to my 32 LCD using VGA/monitor cable. The quality is just amazing. However, I am not able to figure out how to get the sound from the TV speakers. Any clues?
the monitor cable only carries video. for sound you need to hook up the headphone out of the laptop to the TV.
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the monitor cable only carries video. for sound you need to hook up the headphone out of the laptop to the TV.
Yes Navin ji, I am aware that the VGA cable carries only video. Thats why my question - how to connect the laptop to my TV speakers? I have a 3.5 mm to R+W stereo cable. But the problem is that I can select only one source in my TV. So if I select 'RGB PC' mode, I can view only video. And if I select 'AV' or 'Component', I can get only sound.
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Nishant, call it design flaw. My TV has same issue(LG), so I have to connect the sound to home theater system.
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I connected the WDTV to the A/V Receiver via toslink cable. The 7.1 setup is working gloriously.
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Nishant, call it design flaw. My TV has same issue(LG), so I have to connect the sound to home theater system.
I used to do the same thing. Now my HTIB is sold so thinking how to get the sound!
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