DVD Help

Can anyone tell me what a good set up for my DVD would be, I have to have a stand RCA output on the video card though, I don't have a S-Video TV yet :( but I want to rig up my PC for going through my home theatre with the DVD.

Any suggestions on drive, Sound card, video card, and decoder card deally?


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With your rig being on a pentium 3, i'd recommend getting a dedicated DVD decoder such as the Hollywood+ decoder as it is great and so far works perfect for most people I know in XP...I know some might say a pentium 3 is good enough to decode, but i've seen that with a dedicated decoder card quality is improved and there are less possible issues.

As for sound card if you are looking to plug into a home theater it all depends on what kind of home stereo equipment you have. I'd recommend a hercules game theater or an audigy or live with the breakout box that has optical connections on it. if you have a home stereo that will accept optical in, it will be great but beforewarned optical cables cost mucho bucks.

hope this gives you a rough idea where to start :)

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