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Old 11-29-2004, 02:45 PM   #1  
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I just picked up a HP Media Center

OS - Windows XP 2005 Media Center
Processor - AMD Athlon 64 3400+ 2.2 gighzs (more like 3.2 Intel speed)
Video Card - Nvidia GeForce FX5200XT w/video and FM in and Video caputure
Hard Drive - 7200 rpm 200gig Ultra DMA
Drive1 - Double layer 8x DVD + - RW 52x CD RW combo
Drive2 - 48x CD ROM
Memory - 512mb PC3200 DDR SDRAM (upgrading to 1024mb in the next few weeks)
all in all i think its an all around Home Media center now all i need to do is swap out the video cards and get the ATi HDTV Wonder. i think it will run fine on this set up once i up the memory, the processor should beable to hand anything i throw at it. It also has a Hard Drive expansion slot on the front of the tower so i can get a seprate HD just for recording TV!!! and the nice thing about is you can also take it with you it hooks up through USB!!! Let me know what you guys think!
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Old 11-29-2004, 03:32 PM   #2  
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Sounds good. Let us know how the ATI HDTV cards work out, ok?
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Old 11-30-2004, 10:59 PM   #3  
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truely, from all the reviews, i heard the HDTV wonder is bad....lots of people complained of poor video quality and lag on the video recording....

also, i understand that the HDTV Wonder is a pci card, not agp and it requires an ATI Card....i think you got this already, but i just wanted you to be safe and not waste a good 200 bucks...

hopefully im not too late...places where u can get good bargains is at www.newegg.com or www.jr.com
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Old 11-30-2004, 11:51 PM   #4  
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yeah,,,,i'd really like to know how it works out too. what kind of tv do you have, and who's your cable provider?
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Old 12-02-2004, 03:47 PM   #5  
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I am personally an ATI fanatic. I have owned ATI cards forever now starting with the Rage line of cards all the way upto ATI Radeon 9800 Pro (With All In Wonder Cards in between). I would have to say 90% of the time people have problems with ATI cards, it's their setup(cheap hardware) or improper use of the product. I think you'll be happy with the ATI, I would also like to hear how it works out for you.
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