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need help choosing a computer for use with HDTV

I am looking for assistance with a Christmas present. I am looking for a computer (not the monitor, just the tower thing)for my boyfriend for Christmas. We just bought an High Def TV and he wants to connect a computer to it so that he can store movies from DVD on there and just watch them using the computer. He's looking for something small and inconspicuous. I've seen a few on Dell's website but I'm not sure if they have the space he's probably looking for. Any tips on this because there's no way I can ask him or he'll catch wind of what's going on. I never show any interest in computers other than asking, "Will you get off there so i can check my mail?" I can't even guarantee that I can get back to this forum so if you have an answer for me will you please do me a great favor and email it to QueenDOlsen at

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