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Windows 7: HDMI and Windows PCs

02 Mar 2010   #11
msdos622wasfun

Windows 8 Release Preview x64
 
 

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I still remember being amazed with Windows 95 when I found a few music videos on the install disc......I used Quicktime to view the low resolution songs and I thought it was the coolest thing ever!
I remember those! In fact, I still have those videos ... I copied them from my Windows 95 install CD (which I still have) to my current hard drive simply because I like them so much (and I guess for nostalgic reasons, too). One was a Weezer video, and the other was a song called "Good Times, Bad Times."

I think that was right around the time when we started to see big changes in the PC. More and more we were discovering that it was turning into an extremely powerful multimedia device with vast potential and possibilities, not just for number crunching and writing letters.


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02 Mar 2010   #12
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by msdos622wasfun View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darkfriday View Post
I still remember being amazed with Windows 95 when I found a few music videos on the install disc......I used Quicktime to view the low resolution songs and I thought it was the coolest thing ever!
I remember those! In fact, I still have those videos ... I copied them from my Windows 95 install CD (which I still have) to my current hard drive simply because I like them so much (and I guess for nostalgic reasons, too). One was a Weezer video, and the other was a song called "Good Times, Bad Times."

I think that was right around the time when we started to see big changes in the PC. More and more we were discovering that it was turning into an extremely powerful multimedia device with vast potential and possibilities, not just for number crunching and writing letters.
I'd say that 7 is now built for entertainment first, and business, well of course . . . if you get around to it.
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02 Mar 2010   #13
Zen00

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Just remember, HDMI and DVI have the same video encoding scheme, so if you only need high quality visual, then it doesn't matter which you use.
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02 Mar 2010   #14
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

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I love the look of my 27" 1080p monitor with HDMI. I watched Star Wars ep:3 the other day and have never seen it look better.

Yep. The 1080p is really amazing with HDMI.....IMO. I love the Blu-ray version of the new Star Trek on my monitor......
lol..that's the first bluray I bought when I finished the build. Looks amazing
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02 Mar 2010   #15
Wordsworth

Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
 
 

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I love the look of my 27" 1080p monitor with HDMI. I watched Star Wars ep:3 the other day and have never seen it look better.

Yep. The 1080p is really amazing with HDMI.....IMO. I love the Blu-ray version of the new Star Trek on my monitor......

I still remember being amazed with Windows 95 when I found a few music videos on the install disc......I used Quicktime to view the low resolution songs and I thought it was the coolest thing ever!
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by msdos622wasfun View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darkfriday View Post
I still remember being amazed with Windows 95 when I found a few music videos on the install disc......I used Quicktime to view the low resolution songs and I thought it was the coolest thing ever!
I remember those! In fact, I still have those videos ... I copied them from my Windows 95 install CD (which I still have) to my current hard drive simply because I like them so much (and I guess for nostalgic reasons, too). One was a Weezer video, and the other was a song called "Good Times, Bad Times."

I think that was right around the time when we started to see big changes in the PC. More and more we were discovering that it was turning into an extremely powerful multimedia device with vast potential and possibilities, not just for number crunching and writing letters.
I recently bought an HP 27" 1080p and rented Cars on blu ray the next night; the details you see like the metallic paint on Lightning's car after he gets repainted I had not seen before. The entire movie looked beautiful.

I too remember those videos on the Win 95 disc; they were pretty cool for the time. LOL, Weezer and Happy Days. That disc is still in a box somewhere in the basement.

On the computer as a multimedia device, it was especially when you could get TV out on your video card and start connecting to other devices. When Win 98 came out I built this box (still use the same case) with TV out for games, and the next year installed a DVD player to watch those through the TV out. Back then Blockbuster had only a small DVD section but on any Friday or Saturday night I usually had the section to myself, most everyone else still using VHS. The downside was waiting for the DVD titles to come out.
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02 Mar 2010   #16
Adamd

Windows 7 7100 build
 
 

I hook up my laptop via HDMI to my nice 25" 1080p lcd and it makes it so easy and painless.

Also looks a heck of a lot better then VGA and is a smaller connection then DVI. HDMI is such a great invention
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03 Mar 2010   #17
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zen00 View Post
Just remember, HDMI and DVI have the same video encoding scheme, so if you only need high quality visual, then it doesn't matter which you use.
Good to clarify this, please...Hdmi Lcd are still quite expensive after 20' size!

I would prefer buying directly an Lcd with an Hdmi option on it and I would like having one day a 22' or 24' Lcd Hdmi as my computer is ready to Hdmi, even if i have the Vga plug aswell on. It will make life easier on plugs! So i don't have to borrow my mom's TV!!
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03 Mar 2010   #18
msdos622wasfun

Windows 8 Release Preview x64
 
 

I think a Blu-ray drive might be the next addition/upgrade to my rig. I have the proper hardware, so it's ready for it. The new Star Trek movie would probably be the perfect way to start using the new drive.
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03 Mar 2010   #19
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by msdos622wasfun View Post
I think a Blu-ray drive might be the next addition/upgrade to my rig. I have the proper hardware, so it's ready for it. The new Star Trek movie would probably be the perfect way to start using the new drive.
I would get one myself if I didn't have a PS3
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03 Mar 2010   #20
msdos622wasfun

Windows 8 Release Preview x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
I would get one myself if I didn't have a PS3
My family signed up with Dish Network a while back, and we have a Samsung Blu-ray player and LCD in the living room, so that combined with the fact that prices have come way down leads me to think that there's no reason I shouldn't take the plunge.

(So far the only Blu-ray title we have is something called "Planet Earth," or something like that, which my dad got for Christmas. We need to start taking advantage of this technology.)
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