I have an extra 6 yr old 'puter with AGP (Radeon all in wonder 7500), PATA, (4 of 80mb hd's), Intel P4 2.53ghz, 2 mb Ram, old DVD player, Thermaltake X-II case, good fans, etc. Runs pretty well with XP Pro. Exactly what would I need to add to make it a viable recorder and playback for DVD's & Blu Rays to my new Samsung LN40A550. Currently no DVI, Component, Composite out on 'puter, just S-Video!
Tuner and type? Or can I use tuner in Samsung?
Larger DVD/BluRay player/recorder?
Wireless router (nearest ethernet is about 40' to 50'; Cable company jack is right there. I have 2 other 'puters that are hard ethernet wired to router, and they work great. Where should an additional wireless router go exactly?
Software needed or desired?
I built my last 'puter (E8400 w/ Xeon cpu, Xigmatech S-1234 cooler, gigabyte P35 mobo, 4gb Ram, etc, and all went smoothly, otherwise I quess I'm a noobie with fat aging hands! Any help or references would be great. Not a gamer, online or not. Maily record and play movies, tv shows, photo albums, etc. Thanks, Rick