Your new fancy video card must have HDMI. This may also strain the old CPU so do not do this if the video card slot is not PCIE.
Why is this fancy? Processing 1080 video to HDMI takes CPU and video card oomph or muscle.
So i am interested in turning my POS Dell Dimension 8400 (Pentium 4 560 3.6GHz, 512MB RAM, 80GB HDD) that I only use for printing papers into a Movie Jukebox. This brings two questions:
1) what video card would you recommend for only this purpose? I dont need anything fancy (or too expensive for that matter) but just need it to hook up to my 26" samsung HDTV that outputs at 1080i.
2) What program should i use to manage all my movies in this "jukebox" endeavor?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!!