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A cheap HTPC
#276992 - 02/23/12 08:35 AM


Will a 3ghz P4 with a decent video card be enough for movies on a 42" and above/1080p display?

Or should I just look/wait for a TV/display that can access my network directly?



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Re: A cheap HTPC new [Re: mogli]
#276999 - 02/23/12 09:52 AM


P4 CPU cannot play HD video.

look into something called WDTV live plus



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Re: A cheap HTPC new [Re: B2K24]
#277208 - 02/25/12 04:14 AM


> P4 CPU cannot play HD video.
>
> look into something called WDTV live plus

Looks promising, thanks.



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Re: A cheap HTPC new [Re: B2K24]
#277219 - 02/25/12 07:01 AM


> P4 CPU cannot play HD video.

It can. Just takes a lot of codec work, a really nice video card, and the right media player.



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Re: A cheap HTPC new [Re: B2K24]
#277674 - 02/28/12 05:39 PM


> P4 CPU cannot play HD video.

It can with a video card that offloads the processing and a decent media player. Mobile phones are way slower than the P4 and they can decode 1080P



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Re: A cheap HTPC new [Re: R. Belmont]
#277747 - 02/29/12 03:01 AM


Points taken. It didn't occur to me until now that the P4 he is talking about could be a dual core or have HT capability, but I still wouldn't wanna jump through hoops to make all that work.

I still have a socket 478 rig right beside me here and I don't even wanna think HD on that thing.

Either get some mediaplayer/streamer with network support or find a board + ram + cpu combo on the cheap and save yourself a ton of headache.



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Re: A cheap HTPC new [Re: B2K24]
#277751 - 02/29/12 04:00 AM


> I still wouldn't wanna jump through hoops
> to make all that work.

It's really a non issue if you have a reasonably modern video card. No hoops to jump through. Nvidia G92/94 chip cards and upwards or something like that will do. I had a 9800 GTX+ in my old 3.16GHz P4, it had no problem playing GPU accelerated 1024p video.

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