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Ordered my systems should be here in 2 weeks. Thanks for the advice on config, maybe I goofed on getting AIW instead of 9800 (wanted HD eventually but don't thick AIW does that). My question is since I did not get a monitor whats best way to connect computer to my regular TV (assume S Video is the best way) and doing so can watch regular TV, surf the web and play DVD's. Assume resolution is better than using my DVD player (non progressive scan) and Svideoing that to the TV.


Also whats the best way to connect the audio to my pre-amp, both a digital connection and the stereo analog outs I would assume?


Is it possible to use the comp as a pre-amp and connect the analog outs directly to my power amp? Any way to do this from a HTPC, would be a great advantage to getting rid of the pre-amp.


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Pentium® 4 Processor at 2.40GHz w/800MHz front side bus/ HT Technology

Floppy Drive and Additional Storage Devices No Floppy Drive Included

Mouse Dell® 2-button scroll mouse

CD or DVD Burner for 2nd bay FREE UPGRADE! 48x CD-RW Drive with Roxio's Easy CD Creator®

Sound Sound Blaster Audigy 2 sound card with Dolby Digital 5.1 capability

Multi-Media Players RealOneâ„¢ Player, with 14 day SuperPass trial

Security Software Dell SecurityCenter by McAfee, 90-day introductory offer

Limited Warranty, Services and Support Options 1 Year Limited Warranty plus 1 Year At-Home Service

Bundled Software WordPerfect® Productivity Pack with Quicken New User Edition

Operating System Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition¹²

Memory 512MB Dual Channel DDR SDRAM at 400MHz (2x256M)

Monitor No Monitor

CompleteCare Accidental Damage Service No Warranty Complete Care

Keyboard Dell® Quietkey® Keyboard

Digital Music Dell Jukebox powered by MUSICMATCH

Speakers Altec Lansing® ADA215 Speakers

Hard Drive 80GB Ultra ATA/100 Hard Drive (7200 RPM)

Network Card Integrated Intel® PRO 10/100 Ethernet

CD or DVD Drive 16X DVD ROM Drive

Digital Photography Dell Picture Studio, Image Expert Standard

Modem 56K PCI Data Fax Modem

Mail-In Rebate Offer Save $100 with mail-in rebate. Price shown before rebate.

Video Card 64MB DDR ATI All-in-Wonder® 9000 Pro(w/TV/DVD/Video Functionality)
 

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Originally posted by shriramosu
Hi


Ordered my systems should be here in 2 weeks. Thanks for the advice on config, maybe I goofed on getting AIW instead of 9800 (wanted HD eventually but don't thick AIW does that). My question is since I did not get a monitor whats best way to connect computer to my regular TV (assume S Video is the best way) and doing so can watch regular TV, surf the web and play DVD's. Assume resolution is better than using my DVD player (non progressive scan) and Svideoing that to the TV.

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You are correct, AIW does not support HDTV. You will need a separate card for this (e.g. MyHD MDP-100 or MDP-120) or get an STB.


You did not tell what kind of TV you have. So I will assume it is a regular CRT with not even component in, just composite and svideo. So yes, your best bet will be svideo. But I fear the picture quality/resolution won’t be great either way, because of svideo’s limited capabilities. You might not even see a difference to your DVD player.


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