I'm concerned about the video card I impulse bought on black Friday. The new Egg reviews are mixed. Any thoughts of a modestly priced alternative. Remember, I just want smooth HULU full screen video. Thanks
Generally even for HD DVD/Blu Ray a dated 2008 X2 4850E + 780G would be good to go and the h/w discussed have more grunt so the IGP on 785G would serve your needs just as well Toms did a 2008 780G review as well
I have a pretty beefy system HTPC-wise (quad-core CPU, 5670 GPU, wired LAN, etc.) and I have a heck of a time with the HULU desktop application -- buffering forever, hanging, etc. Even with the best system you might not get what you expect out of that application so I wouldn't use HULU as my litmus test.
Thanks for that comment about Hulu. I can't get a straight answer on this. It seems like some aren't having any problems and many are. I wonder what the variable is? I have not yet found a forum topic specifically devoted to this yet I would think that many would be trying to get Hulu on their big screens.
Here's my problem. I would build this HTPC solely to get access to Hulu because Hulu has the content I need to dump cable. Essentially, you are saying the present technical reality is that its not possible now.
I see some posts where people "mention" they stream hulu fine. I wonder. We don't watch a lot of movies so I might be better off with a Roku box and Hulu Plus. I have an itch to build an HTPC though and hate to give up on Hulu. I'm stubborn