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building new pc to watch hd

Discussion in 'Building a new PC' started by bnewt, Feb 18, 2014.

  1. bnewt

    bnewt Newbie

    Jun 13, 2005
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    this is the new pc that I will be putting together in hopes of watching/recording ota hi def programming......

    Windows 7 Home Premium
    Windows Media Center
    Intel Core i5 3570k
    MSI 277A-G41 LGA 1155 motherboard
    NVIDIA GeForce 660 TI 2gb video card
    Kingston 8 gb DDR3-1600mhz ram
    1TB SATA hard drive 7200 rpm
    Hauppauge 2250 dual tv tuner card
    Pioneer bdr2209 blu ray burner

    I will be connecting a ViewSonic VG2236wm 1080p LED monitor via dvi.

    Will this setup allow me to watch the hi def programing just like a tv?
  2. scorpNZ

    scorpNZ Active member

    Mar 23, 2005
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    Comp hardware is good to go only issue i'd be concerned about is the dvi on the monitor assuming it's missing pins link below is better explanation,personally i'd go for DP first then hdmi on a monitor

    only other concern i'd have is whether a hd monitor compared to a hd tv would be same as which would be good or lesser which not so good,i'm talking vibrancy of colours etc,i'd need to go to a mega store & see tv's & monitors in action & compare them,maybe someone else can answer


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