My HTPC will be used to play back DVDs and Blu-Ray's ripped to an NAS, and that's about it. To make a long story short, I'd rather let my receiver (which cost more than my entire HTPC will) upconvert a 480P DVD signal to send to my TV than have the PC do it, and would rather not have to switch resolution when I then want to play a Blu-Ray at 1080P. Can I use one of the motherboards from the "How To" thread, with on-board HDMI, to send a 480P signal, and then add a Xonar to send a 1080P signal, without changing any settings in the HTPC on the fly? I know I'll be wasting an HDMI input on my receiver, but I have an extra. I guess I'd also have to use two different media players, but is this possible? Thanks.
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1/22/09 at 6:39pm