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What kind of pc power do i need to watch 1080p hdtv on my television

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October 20, 2011 5:26:37 AM
October 20, 2011 5:42:26 AM

i was looking at an hp

HP Pavilion dv7-4171nr Refurbished Notebook PC
Memory Type: DDR3

Memory Slots (Total): 2

Total Memory Size: 4GB

Memory Slots (Available): 0

Display Type: High Definition+ HP BrightView LED Display

Screen Size: 17.3"

Maximum Resolution: 1600 x 900

Capacity: 500GB

HDD/SSD Drives Included: 1x 500GB

Drive Types: Hard Drive

Hard Drive Speed: 7200 RPM

Processor Brand: AMD

Processor Class: Phenom II X3

Processor Type: Triple-Core

Processor Speed: 2.20GHz

Processor Number: N850

Graphics Description: Dedicated Graphics

GPU/VPU: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 s

Video Memory: 512MB

Lifestyle: Entertainment

Condition: Refurbished

Operating Systems: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit

Platform: Laptop

Optical Drive: DVD/Blu-Ray Player

Capacity: 5-in-1

Supplemental Drive Type: Media Reader

Media Types: Memory Stick
Secure Digital (SD)
Memory Stick PRO
xD Picture Card
MultiMediaCard (MMC)

Audio Description: Integrated Audio

Audio Chipset: Beats Audio and HP Triple Bass Reflex Subwoofer

USB Ports (Total): 3
1 - eSATA/USB 2.0 Combo

LAN Ports: 1 - RJ-45

Audio Out Jacks: 1 Headphone out

Microphone Jacks: 1

VGA Ports: 1

HDMI Ports: 1

Communications Description: Integrated LAN
Integrated Wireless LAN

Interface Type: RJ-45 Ethernet Connector
Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN
802.11b/g/n WLAN

Data Transfer Rate: Up to 300 Mbps
10/100/1000 Ethernet

Protocols: 802.11b
802.11g
802.11n

Width: 16.35"

Height: 1.25" - 1.46"

Depth: 10.8"

Weight: 8.19 lbs

Mouse Type: Integrated Touchpad

Keyboard Type: 101 Key US Keyboard

Battery Type: 9-Cell Lithium-ion

Biometrics: Fingerprint Reader
Kensington MicroSaver lock slot
Power-on password
Accepts 3rd party security lock devices

Specification Notes: [1] To provide the most accurate specifications, the specifications listed are based upon the manufacturer's exact model specification as published on the manufacturer's website, and the manufacturer's product documentation.

Integrated Webcam: Yes
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October 20, 2011 5:57:38 AM

Much lower spec pcs can handle 1080p videos. How much does this cost?
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October 20, 2011 7:10:44 AM

im wanting to get rid of my tv service and start downloading my shows that i want to watch.
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October 20, 2011 9:39:06 AM

Some AMD Fusion chip. Like E-350, with 4GB DDR3, 500GB HDD for 300€.
streams Blu-rays with no problem in Media player home cinema =D
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October 20, 2011 10:07:45 AM

hmm what OP wants is essentially an HTPC connected to home tv while downloaded shows.

you can achieve a better/cheaper/newer system with that 500 dollars which you'd spend on that HP crappo.

consider this since you'd be downloading episodes/shows and movies through that machine;

* a laptop/notebook is designed to run for 8 hours(considering its the office hours)
multiply 8 hours by the working days
multiply that for a month i.e; 30 days
then try multiplying that number for 12 months and then you'll get a rough estimate of how long the laptop/notebook would be running for a year.

a desktop however is designed to run 24/7 for a long time.

they are built with sturdier material and can handle more stress - add an after market cooler and you have a quiet system.
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