My friend has a nice media center that he downloads and plays blu-ray movies on his 60" LCD. Is there a chance I can get away with a $300 media center? Video card and all?
I shop at Newegg all the time. Thanks
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I am also looking for a reasonably priced computer for my home theatre. I do not ever play games. I would like to play my home videos, Netflix, and also use other Windows Media Center functionality. I also want the computer to play Blu Rays, as I do not have a standalone BR player. My TV is an Olevia 65" LCD.
My question concerns the video card and TV. Specifically, will the TV output quality be effected by the video card? In other words, if I use the basic onboard video, will I end up with an inferior picture compared to using a high-end video card, or will I essentially see the same picture either way?