Personal Cinema

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by iamtaylormade, Oct 12, 2003.

  1. iamtaylormade

    iamtaylormade One Step from The Edge

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    Just wondering if someone could educate me in the ways of the "Personal Cinema"?
    I am new to "high end" video, read a bit about it, but this is the first system I've purchased with anything that matters.
    I want to hook my box to my TV/Stereo Receiver/Cable/DVD etc. so I may use it as the control point for all media. I checked the nVidia web site and was looking at the Personal Cinema. I'm still not sure if I can buy a module for my current card or if I have to buy another brand new card. I am also a little behind on the Detinator driver story, are the drivers changing that frequently and should I be updating them via 3Dguru's site when they become available?
    Sorry for my ignorance, I specialize in networking and forensics, not the video side.
    System Specs:
    Alienware Area51
    3.2MhzHT W/1Gb Corsair DDR Ram
    2- 160Gb Seagates, Serial ATA
    DVD+-R/RW, CDRW
    nVidia 5600Ultra/128Mb
    NEC 1860NX LCD
    Audigy2 6.1 Sound Card

    Any guidance would be appreciated, Thanks in advance...
     
  2. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    unlike ati's AIW cards... the personal cinema setup involves 2 cards...

    they are supported in the dets.. for more information I suggest you check out www.nvidia.com

    my recommendation for any multimedia work is to buy an ati all in wonder series card... its all inclusive and the new 9600pro version will retail soon... with pretty much all teh features incl FM...

    alternatively you can purchase something from hauppage or viewsonic or some other such company and use that to view and record material...
     
  3. iamtaylormade

    iamtaylormade One Step from The Edge

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    Thanks for your assistance, I'm not looking forward to pulling the new nVidia card, but if it has to be, it has to be. I really thought I should have purchased the AIW card but didn't know about it until it was too late.

    Thanks again,