Old 09-07-2002, 06:15 AM - Thread Starter
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Despite extensive reading of this forum and reviews elsewhere on the net, I'm uncertain how powerful a graphics card I need to make my planned home theater computer able to record TV and play it back over a plasma screen. Do I really need something as sophisticated and expensive as a Radeon All-in-Wonder 8500 if I'm not going to play games? Is there a cheaper alternative that will let me use a computer as a PVR and DVD player and provide component connections for my 32" plasma? The computer will also serve as an audio jukebox and Internet radio device, but I won't be doing anything like video editing or DVD recording.