Appreciate the immense work that has gone into this thread! Tons of knowledge in here!
I am finalizing my HTPC build and had some questions.
The main purpose of my box will be to play MKVs (1080p rips from BR) to a 1080p projector setup. Will not be bit-streaming, but will pass TrueHD, etc via lossless PCM.
I have a spare HD4550 512mb card lying around. Should I go with that or the Intel integrated HDMI route?
Thoughts on a good mobo these days? Thinking of going with the i3-530, unless there is a big difference with processing MKVs.
Thanks all for your help!