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post #1 of 3 Old 12-21-2012, 04:56 PM - Thread Starter
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I just bought a golf simulation system that runs on Windows. It uses an array of IR sensors on a small golf mat to detect your swing speed, path, and clubface angle. The mat is connected via USB to a Windows PC. I'll connect the PC to my Denon AVR 3311 CI receiver and use a InFocus projector to display the video.

I don't have a PC to run the program. I'm a Mac guy and will need to buy a small dedicated PC or laptop to run the program. The current version has the following requirements:

Windows® (32-bit/64-bit) Vista, 7 or 8
Graphics Card: 256MB Adapter RAM with OpenGL 2.0 support and the latest Video Drivers (no more than 18 months old)
3GB Hard Disk Drive Storage
2GB RAM
USB 2.0 port
DVD Drive or Internet connection for software installation

I have heard that integrated video chips are not a good way to go.

Two questions:

1. Any ideas for a cost effective system? I won't be using it for anything else. I would also like a bit of "future proofing" so that software upgrades won't force me to buy new hardware for awhile.
2. I would like to use a wireless keyboard/trackpad controller or a "air mouse" so that I don't have to go back and forth to the PC to control the program. Any recommendations?

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Almost anything you could come up with should run it, as long as the basics are met, which you have.

Any new 400 buck range pc then. I have used pc here I would sell for 100 bux that would do it.

I am no longer able to watch a movie. I am monitoring a video display with regards to chroma, brightness, contrast and correct pulldown.
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This is the sub-forms for component deals, etc. people find on the 'net. You should move your thread into the main forum where it will been seen,

 

 

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