Originally Posted by eloser
I was looking into getting a new Dell Media Center PC as well as the Mits WD62627. I know it doesn't have the VGA inputs like a Samsung, but would I be able to connect to the Dell through an optional IEEE 1394 Firewire on the Dell and be able to play the WMV-HD over that connection?
In your post, you quoted an early post of mine which I have since partly retracted, and I want to set the record staight. Those of you who have read my subsequent posts can skip this one, because I'm just going to repeat myself for the benefit of new members who are finding it hard to wade through 49 pages of content.
First of all, if you have the time, do read the whole thread. There are gems of wisdom scattered throughout the thread, and many of the good ideas are only stated once.
Secondly, since writing that earlier post, I have settled on HDMI-2 as the input of choice for my PC. I can make all adjustments I need from the PC side, using PowerDVD Deluxe and PowerStrip, so I am content to use the Mits as a high-resolution (1864x1034) monitor rather than as a video display. DVD and HD video clip resolution is excellent.
Thirdly, I have tried one set of firewire drivers (VividLogic) and it will make your Dell Media PC an input/recording device to your Mitsubishi -- for about 60 seconds, after which your PC will lock up and you will need to reboot. To hear VividLogic tell it, there are problems with the chipset that Dell uses in its FireWire cards and problems with XP Home Media Edition, and, most serious of all, problems using the HTT (HyperThreading Technology) processors. Or is VividLogic blaming Dell, Microsoft, and Intel because its software doesn't work? I don't know who's at fault. I do know that if you buy a Dell Media PC and it doesn't talk to your Mits over Firewire, Dell will not give you any support or advice.
I saw VividLogic's drivers work for about 60 seconds, and I am still excited. Someone is going to figure out how to make this work, but when, I don't know.