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Wanting to build a media center


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#1 marcscott

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 02:19 PM

I have a custom built computer, it has the following specs that I can find
2.4 GHz
448 MB Ram
XP Home 2002 SP2
Sony CDRW CRX 320EE
HD DVD Writer 1140i
Maxtor 500 GB External HD
Legacy video Capture Device
Lynsys 2.4 GHZ Wireless B router

I would like High Def video and be able to load all DVD and CD's on to it to listen and watch from any comp or TV in the house

Was wondering what else I would need or need to upgrade to make this computer a wireless Media center for my home

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 02:47 PM

Do you know what make/model motherboard is in the computer ?
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Posted 16 February 2009 - 10:11 PM

If you're going to watch high-def movies, such as H.264 and Blu-Ray's, you may want to have a dual core processor. Also, I'm not sure if your current PC supports DVI or HDMI with HDCP. If you plan on watching Blu-Ray's in all their high-def glory, you need to have an HDCP compliant monitor and graphics card.

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 12:03 AM

It looks like its about time for an upgrade if you want to watch Hi-def movies without many problems. You're probably running on an older board, which is really hard to upgrade enough.

A model and manufacturer number could help us a lot. (That looks a lot like my friend's sony vaio, in specs.)

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