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
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.
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?