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October 1, 2008 10:38:49 PM

I bought this computer for $50 from my company. I want to connect it to my TV and I'm pretty sure what to do. I also have a tv tuner, but that is not too important since I'm mostly interested in IPTV. I plan on upgrading the hard drive and I will probably get a VGA to component connector. Right now it doesn't have an OS on it, but I can put XP pro SP2 on it if I want.

What is the best way to set this up as far as OS? I want to watch things like Joost, hulu, and netflix on it. What can I use for a remote control?

Thanks for the help.

Dell Precision 360
Processor: Intel Pentium 4 HT
Processor Speed: 2.4GHz
Hard Drive: 40GB HDD IDE WESTERN DIGITAL WD400BB 7200RPM
RAM: 2.5GB
Optical Drive: DVD-ROM or CD-ROM
Parallel Port: 1
Serial Ports: 1 or 2
USB Ports: 6
Ethernet: 10/100/1000
Video: discrete, dual head

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October 19, 2008 3:13:32 AM

elpicoso said:
I bought this computer for $50 from my company. I want to connect it to my TV and I'm pretty sure what to do. I also have a tv tuner, but that is not too important since I'm mostly interested in IPTV. I plan on upgrading the hard drive and I will probably get a VGA to component connector. Right now it doesn't have an OS on it, but I can put XP pro SP2 on it if I want.

What is the best way to set this up as far as OS? I want to watch things like Joost, hulu, and netflix on it. What can I use for a remote control?

Thanks for the help.

Dell Precision 360
Processor: Intel Pentium 4 HT
Processor Speed: 2.4GHz
Hard Drive: 40GB HDD IDE WESTERN DIGITAL WD400BB 7200RPM
RAM: 2.5GB
Optical Drive: DVD-ROM or CD-ROM
Parallel Port: 1
Serial Ports: 1 or 2
USB Ports: 6
Ethernet: 10/100/1000
Video: discrete, dual head


As far as an OS, anything that will run Flash player will work. Linux, Windows XP or Vista will work fine on your machine for that, so it's your choice among those You can go order a Media Center IR remote control such as this one to control the machine.
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