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Video card recommendations

I have an older Gateway PC acting as my media center/file server. I have it hooked up to a 42" 720p Samsung Plasma TV via VGA from the on-board connection on the PC. As such, the resolution is not very good: 1024x768 and the picture doesn't really fit on the screen. Can you recommend a cheap video card (under $50) that will let me connect via HDMI and show things at a decent resolution without stretching or cropping the picture? No gaming, just playing video files.
posted by nitsuj on Aug 24, 2012 - 37 answers

Workaround for TV & HTPC

Can I convert HDMI to component for my HTPC? [more inside]
posted by Crotalus on Aug 10, 2012 - 5 answers

Creating an android media center.

How can I turn android into a kickass media center? [more inside]
posted by fonzie on Aug 9, 2012 - 7 answers

Tivo and Video Streaming

Tivo and streaming local video files? [more inside]
posted by Eddie Mars on Oct 19, 2011 - 8 answers

Need help navigating the HTPC hardware options

I want to buy or build a home theater PC and I'm overwhelmed by the options for hardware. Mac or PC? Low-end or mid-range? [more inside]
posted by Dec One on Aug 20, 2011 - 17 answers

One universal remote to rule them all?

One universal remote to rule them all? [more inside]
posted by T.D. Strange on Jun 18, 2011 - 10 answers

Will an HTPC help get shows off my DirecTV DVR?

Can I use an HTPC/DIY DVR solution to record shows off my DirecTV DVR? [more inside]
posted by mrhaydel on Mar 9, 2011 - 8 answers

I built a Windows 7 HTPC / Media Server. It worked beautifully for a few months, but now it's f-ing up. Any ideas?

I built a Windows 7 HTPC / Media Server. It worked beautifully for a few months, but now it's f-ing up. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by bradn on Feb 22, 2011 - 11 answers

Can you help me decide how to build my home theater?

Yet another Can you help me decide how to build my home theater question [more inside]
posted by Fiat124 on Nov 13, 2010 - 10 answers

Help me cut the cord with no regrets

Having been humbled by a growing cable bill, and emboldened by articles like this and this, I've decided to return my cable box and buy a HTPC to serve up TV, movies and other content... Help me avoid some common pitfalls and make this an enjoyable and money-saving endeavor! [more inside]
posted by BobbyVan on Feb 6, 2010 - 11 answers

I don't want my MTV.

I want to dump cable, but I still want to be able to watch particular shows. Can I do this? [more inside]
posted by nushustu on Sep 8, 2009 - 24 answers

old mac Mini is too Mini for TV

I have an old G5 PowerPC Mac Mini that would be just right to repurpose as a DVR/HTPC. But the weak onboard graphics are preventing joy. Is there a way I can offload the graphics processing workload to an auxillary device? [more inside]
posted by penciltopper on Apr 10, 2009 - 8 answers

Trying to get PC/TV AND PVR functionality to merge onto my 42" lcd

Is there a PC tuner card that can read from my Comcast digi-set-top box that I can control w/a wifi/bluetooth remote from 20-30 ft.? [more inside]
posted by prodevel on Feb 16, 2009 - 6 answers

How do I hook up a homebrew HTPC to an analog TV?

How do I hook up a homebrew HTPC to an analog TV? [more inside]
posted by Ponsonby Britt on Apr 25, 2008 - 6 answers

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