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I have a RCA MM52110 now and really want to go to 1024 X 768 instead of 800 x 600. I would really like to keep 4:3 too! I know, I know .. I like my regular tv viewing too !!


Thanks for the help!


BTW.. is there a satallite tuner card yet?



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kittentanz,


I'm similarly interested. Poor lighting control and a wish to avoid transcoding/Powerstrip mean I want a well illuminated display with a VGA input. So far that's meant a direct view monitor/hdtv. Here's a recent thread with specific models discussed:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...hreadid=187060


I'm using the RCA MM32110 now as a display for a test HTPC I'm assembling. At 800x600x32-bit @ 60Hz with Radeon 7500 AIW the scan lines are incoherhent so I drop back to 16-bit color. Multiple service requests with RCA have been futile. I was considering a larger RCA/Thompson unit, but their support has put me off.


For the next display I'm currently investigating the Samsung HLM 507W (DLP) and the Viewsonic NextVision N3600W. I want to go with 16:9 because widescreen DVD on 4:3 doesn't really take advantage of the HTPC video scaling. So black bar burn-in from 4:3 content is a concern. I expect 4:3 content viewing to diminish with the next HTPC so it's not a big concern. Right now, for me, the Samsung looks most interesting.


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Keep in mind that 4:3 is a dying 'breed', as more and more shows and broadcasts go to a 16:9 format. So if you go out and buy the best thing you can afford that does 4:3, you're going to be watching it in 16:9 in a few years anyway :)
 

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Well, I can live wthout 4:3 ...


So what are my options? Other than the Samsung DLP..


And is there a satallite decoder card for the pc yet?


TIA


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