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Old January 12, 2010, 12:50 PM
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Originally Posted by MAK View Post
The question is, what is the advantage?
Not sure about advantage, but if I need a new receiver anyway (to convert my basic, analog cable to an HDMI output) then why not build an HTPC for the same(ish) cost of a new receiver? Then I can surf the net, play games, stream audio, etc, etc as well as some regular TV. Thinking about some gaming I think that an Atom might not be the best idea? What about this build? Will it do what I want...well? Will the audio from the computer go to the TV via the HMDI or not as the HMDO out is from a graphics card?

Samsung 40" 1080p LCD HDTV (LN40B500)

Intel PentiumŪ Dual-Core Processor E5200 2.50 GHz w/ 2MB Cache

Asus P5QPL-VM EPU w/ DualDDR2 800, 7.1 Audio, GMA 4500, Gigabit Lan, PCI-E

ANTEC New Solution Series NSK2480 Desktop Case w/ EarthWatts 380W Power Supply

Mushkin EM2-6400 Enhanced DDR2 SDRAM, 4GB Dual Pack (2 x 2GB)

Hauppauge WinTV HVR-2250 Dual TV Tuner / Encoder, Media Center Kit w/ Remote

LG Super-Multi 22x DVD Writer, SATA, Black (OEM)

D-Link Xtreme N Desktop PCI Adapter (DWA-552)

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium x64 (64-bit) DVD - OEM

Total - $787.92 (build) + $699.99 (TV) + GST

Last edited by RainMaker; January 12, 2010 at 01:38 PM.
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