Building a Computer

Sean Darby sean at
Thu Oct 16 00:05:23 BST 2008

Hi Karoliina,

I'm not up to par with TV technology, since I only really watch DVDs on
my own TV and entertainment center. I will be using my new computer for
that purpose as well as gaming and music. At present I only watch TV
shows (not movies as much) on the computer.

So that DVI, HDMI, HD-etc. stuff - I have to get more familiar with all
of it. Though, I will most likely be more particular with that when I
buy my next TV, rather than with building the computer.

Thank you for the input.

On Mon, 2008-10-13 at 11:20 +0300, Karoliina Salminen wrote:
> > For TV/Movies, you cannot beat the tv output quality from a matrox card,
> > although their output support is s-video/composite.
> I would like to have this clarified: You mean obviously with TV-output
> here analog tube-TV?
> Rather than today's flat panels which have HDMI and which get 100% perfect
> output from nVidia?
> We have nVidia in our home theater PC (which is running Ubuntu) and it
> is connected with HDMI to the HD-video projector.
> Another video source is Playstation 3, which surprise surprise,
> outputs its picture digitally through HDMI.
> The picture is perfect obviously because it is digital and every pixel
> gets displayed as it should (from both the computer and PS3).
> Is someone still using displays without HDMI these days? If I go to a
> shop and look around TV-models, I can hardly find
> any model which would not have HDMI. So at least in my vocabuary at
> least, TV output = DVI = HDMI. And Matrox has
> no use for this purpose. Who wants to use component video these days.
> It hurts my eyes if I look picture from my
> old DVD-player with component video.
> Best Regards,
> Karoliina

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