|Originally posted by kny3twalker|
the 6600 would be a good video card line to choose from
whatever you do stay away from SE and LE cards
and how do you view the recorded HDTV content without a HDTV? over svideo from your video card to a SDTV?
well you are downconverting the HDTV content to 480i then
if on a PC monitor then you are using the PC monitor basically as a HD monitor since VGA can display HD resolutions
Thanks. I assume you mean the GeForce 6600. So I see they come in a PCI Express and an AGP version. The specs say AGP 8X, but I'm not really sure how fast my system's AGP slot is -- it's an HP 873n, and the specs on the website just say AGP, without giving an nX number. Is that going to cause me a problem? Any idea how to find out how fast my AGP slot really is?
As to how I display HDTV, I'm doing both of the above. I normally watch on an analog TV, and occasionally on a PC monitor. I realize the analog TV is downconverting. This is temporary, as I want to make sure I have good HD content before investing in an expensive large-screen HDTV (which is dropping in price and increasing in size significantly each year).
That said, during my "testing phase," there are some immediate benefits to HD and digital broadcast:
* crystal clear reception (no analog snow)
* access to subchannels that aren't broadcast analog at all
* Since I only have a few digital stations, I'm concerned that
my analog content will look even worse on an HDTV than it
does now -- I can see this when I view analog content on my