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Connecting Computer to Large TV


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#1 Vincident

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 05:42 PM

Hello Everyone -

A friend just acquired a Lenovo M57 - Win XP Pro, Duo-Core, 2GB DDR2 with one PCIe x16 slot.

He intends to add a 1 or 2 TB internal HDD (SATA) and he'd like to play movies from that HDD.

 

The TV is a Toshiba Regza 55SV670U  55". It has connectors for Colorstream, S-Video and HDMI (no DVI) and I expect HDMI is the way to go.

 

For sound he intends to just go from the onbard sound device into a 2-channel stereo.

 

I am a long time pro computer tech but have actually done very little with home theatre. My thought is to get him a decent PCIe x16 video adapter but I don't want to waste his money on much or any trial and error in this area.

 

One very serious concern I have is the room available for such a card. Inthis computer, even a single-space card is going to be VERY close to the HDD bracket, and I'm not sure one of the double-wides would fit at all.

 

I was wondering if anyone could recommend a video adapter for this purpose and if there is any other advice I'd be very glad to hear it!

I have heard XBMC is a good media player for somethig like this?

 

Thanks very much!

 

Vincent

 

 



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#2 SpywareDoc

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 10:51 AM

Either of these should work.






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