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I need help deciding on a graphics card


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#1 MikeOdd

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 12:28 PM

I would like to run my computer through my HDTV... My comp has a VGA output and I've read I need a DVI output for the best quality... So, Basically can someone suggest a fair priced graphics card with a DVI output? And how do adapters stack up? Keep in mind this IS NOT for gaming it's for movies and hulu... Any help is appriciated...

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#2 MikeOdd

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 03:31 PM

Am I in the wrong category? Or am I just being ignored? Let a brother know...

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 03:40 PM

Well, the prices for graphics cards, and qualities, vary dramatically. Almost all new graphics cards today, and in the past 3 or more years, have included a DVI output.

To better narrow down your inquiry, could you tell us how much you are willing to spend?

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 09:27 PM

Why a DVI, why not use the HDMI output so you get audio as well?

I would suggest a mid range ATI 4XXX series as it has integrated audio. I have 2 4870s that work great with HDTVs.

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 04:30 PM

Why a DVI, why not use the HDMI output so you get audio as well?

I would suggest a mid range ATI 4XXX series as it has integrated audio. I have 2 4870s that work great with HDTVs.


Yeah, that would be ideal.
An ATI card with HDMI output should fuel your HDTV seamlessly, more so for movies.

What kind of price range are you looking at?
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