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High Def Performance of HP Slimline

by greener_007 / February 14, 2008 4:01 AM PST

Hi - I've been eye-balling the HP Slimline S3200t for some time now with the combo BD/HD DVD drive....I'm anxious to create a high-def media center with my Hitachi 42HDS69 plasma tv.

Some questions - how is the resolution of the windows os when viewing on a medium size HDTV? Is it decent?

Also, how is the playback of high-def media via the BD/HD DVD player when connected using the HDMI port available on the slimline when connected to an HDTV?

I'm nervous about getting a subpar picture by connecting a PC high-def drive instead of a stand-alone BD or HD DVD player with my Hitachi plasma, but haven't seen any posts that address this situation.

Any help appreciated!

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Ask for a demo
by welrdelr / February 14, 2008 5:53 AM PST

Go to a store and ask for a demo.

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Okay, but I've tried that with no luck
by greener_007 / February 14, 2008 6:23 AM PST
In reply to: Ask for a demo

Well, if Best Buy had one set up, I would naturally take a look, but their only set up consists of a Gateway with a LCD monitor (not TV)...I've yet to find a retailer that has set up a windows media center with a LCD or plasma TV...any suggestions?

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Good suggestion, already done
by greener_007 / February 14, 2008 7:53 AM PST

I've been frequently reading it, but it doesn't discuss the HD hybrid drive performance - nobody has rated or reviewed the performance of the drive when hooked up to an HDTV via HDMI...there's been discussion of compatiability issues though.

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I read it non-performance.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 14, 2008 8:44 AM PST

As in no picture. Who needs that?

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