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Windows 7: BEST HD viewing for WMC

05 Jun 2012   #11
James7679

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

That particular GPU should be plenty for an HTPC. You shouldn't need more than 1gb of vram for video.


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05 Jun 2012   #12
James7679

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

and BTW, that GPU will def blow away the HD4000 gfx.
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05 Jun 2012   #13
Steve R2

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

thank you, i like knocking it off the chart. so, any added memory would be a waste if im watching TV? added = processing video?
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05 Jun 2012   #14
James7679

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Well, tbh, the onboard should be good. So, again, I have to say, the 550ti FPB 1gb would be plenty.
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05 Jun 2012   #15
Steve R2

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Many thanks. Its just me trying to get the best picture on all 4 xboxs at once............. got to ask questions.
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05 Jun 2012   #16
James7679

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Steve R2 View Post
Many thanks. Its just me trying to get the best picture on all 4 xboxs at once............. got to ask questions.
What, wait a minute, I must have missed something here. Are you thinking that using the media center extender over Xbox is affected at all by the PC? Processing is still done by the Xbox when streaming media from the PC to the Xbox. The only processing that the GPU and CPU will do on the PC is when you are viewing something directly from the PC, not via the extender.
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05 Jun 2012   #17
Steve R2

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

I watch Live HDTV via xbox and a ceton cable card tuner 9500 channels). Media center on xbox picks up live TV from computer to LCD & plamas. All via wired 5e cable with linksys e4200 router and se2800 switch.
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05 Jun 2012   #18
Steve R2

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

>>>>(500 channels)
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05 Jun 2012   #19
James7679

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Okay, again, anything you are watching via the extender, won't be affected by the PCs abilities, only limited by the Xbox's. You could run 4 TVs from a good single card, all extended...open new windows for each instance and drop them on whichever screen you want. There are a million ways to do this really. The technology available today is amazing. Home automation is something I am relatively new to though. I would suggest if you are just using the PC to stream to the Xbox via the extender, don't buy the GPU. You won't notice a bit of difference, unless, you are watching something directly from the PC.
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05 Jun 2012   #20
Steve R2

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

understand extender, but where does HDCP support come in to play? the extender (xbox) doesnt except anything but HDCP supported by the vcard. I havent bought anything, looking for education...and you have brought it, thanks.
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