I'm looking to order an HTPC with the following specs. I would like to be able to play up to play streaming 1080p videos from the internet (such as on Hulu, YouTube, and TV network website) as well as play 1080p mts video files created by my Canon 1080p cam. I also may subscribe to Netflix and view the HD (and of course SD) movies/shows from their online catalog. Blue ray is not something I care about at this time. My internet pipe should be plenty fast, but I want to make sure that the following specs are adequate and won't result in choppy or poor-quality playback. Note that I also am on a budget as we just bought a home, so cost is a factor. Note this is a Dell Zino configuration I selected to match my perceived needs and budget. Please let me know if this will be sufficient. The more informed comments, the merrier!
- Genuine Windows Vista® Home Basic SP1, 32-Bit - AMD Dual Core Athlon™ X2 3250e (1MB L2, 1.5GHz) - 2GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 800MHz- 2 DIMM - Dell 1397 802.11 b/g Wireless Card - Integrated ATI Radeon HD3200 Graphics - 250GB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive - Integrated 2.1 High Definition Audio - 8X DVD+/-RW Drive
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Are you going to buy a Dell Zino or Just selected those configuration only?? You didn't mentioned a Motherboard! Now almost all boards have 5.1 HD playback.
I plan on buying a Zino with the configuration I posted above.
Hope it will definitely solve your need! As I told it is having Integrated audio with analog stereo and digital 5.1