Originally posted by NathanE
So far, I've only seen a message or two here from people who say they're using their 52HM84 as an HTPC. Victor Nowic, the initiator of this thread, was one of them. Basically, I'm a new 52HM84 owner and a noob to this whole HTPC thing. So, is it possible for any experts in here to offer some advice on using this TV with an HTPC? Anything such as Powerstrip settings, etc. would be appreciated. I already have the DVI to HDMI cable. (I purchased it through PCCables.com for a nice $25 price. That sure beats BB's whopping $100+ pricetag!)
Hi Nathan....It dose not offer perfect 1:1 pixel mapping but I find it
quite useable....but I am not as picky as some....it works better for
images than text....read this whole thread for details...in a nutshell:
1. get a DVI to HDMI cable and a supported (check drivers) card
2. use the nvidia 66.0 "pirate drivers" to fix overscan.
3. turn down sharpness and brightness for best text.
4. get a MyHD w DVI daughter card...almost unbeatable on
DVD and over the air or playback HD transport streams from Tivo
Still in love with my display