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 11/21/2005 01:52 AM
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I'm looking to turn my whole PC into a theater system and I'd like to watch TV on it. Does anyone know of any good TV Tuners? I need one that supports 1920x1600 resolution but the highest I've seen so far is one that goes up to 1600x1200. Are there any in existance that go that high or am I gonna be stuck watching only DVDs?

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 11/21/2005 02:59 AM
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what do you mean? cuase i don't get what you mean by using 1600x1200 and 1920x1600 for resolutions

do you mean a card to put in you computer to watch tv, dvd's and such, at HD resolutions?

if so, try this:

http://www.digitalconnection.c...ducts/Video/mdp130.asp' ">http://www.digitalconnection.c...ducts/Video/mdp130.asp

probably a little much if you don't plan on watching HDTV programing though, but will upsample anything played in it up to 1080i

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 11/21/2005 11:54 AM
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QUOTEdo you mean a card to put in you computer to watch tv, dvd's and such, at HD resolutions?

Yes, although I'd prefer an external one, but if only an interal one supports the resolution I want, I'll have to go with it.

QUOTEwhat do you mean? cuase i don't get what you mean by using 1600x1200 and 1920x1600 for resolutions

The highest resolution I've seen a TV tuner support is 1600x1200. The monitor I have has a natural resolution of 1920x1600. Do you know of, or have heard of, a TV tuner that supports that high of a resolution?

And cool, at least that card supports the highest resolution I've seen so far of 1920x1080. Maybe that one will work. I'll have to read up more about that one. Thanks.

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 11/21/2005 12:08 PM
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If you are talking about your 2405FPW it is actually 1920 x 1200, not 1920 x 1600. I have the same screen. Widescreen TV's and widescreen PC monitors use different screen ratios. Your monitor is 16:10 where TV's would be 16:9. 1920x1080 is that 16:9. That would be 1080i in HDTV.
 11/21/2005 11:20 PM
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Oh duh. Why the heck do I keep saying 1600, heh. Thanks for noticing that.

As for the 16:10 ratio vs the normal 16:9, would that be a problem viewing TV on this monitor or would things just shrink a tad? When I watch HDTV on my 62" TV in the living room, sometimes the top and bottom and the left and right sides are cut down as well so it's not a true full screen HDTV (unless it's supposed to be like that.. I just got HDTV a month ago). It looks more like a DVD where it pushes it all in closer together to make it look better, heh, albeit not as much as a DVD. So should I be looking for a TV tuner that supports 1200i (if it exists) instead of 1080i (unless 1080i works here)?

And sorry for the n00b questions. I never tried watching TV on my computer so I've never actually had to think about this sorta stuff, heh.

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