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Old 28-12-2008, 15:12   #1
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HTPC - Can I do it with this?

I am looking to setting up my PC as a HTPC.

I have a Dell Dimension 9200 with the following spec:
Intel Duo Core 2.4Ghz processor
Nvidia GeForce 8600 GTS (DVI out and normal monitor out)
Soundblaster Xi-Fi MusicExtreme (No optical out)
2 x 320GB SATAII drives (unsure if I am to use RAID on them or not)
1 x Iomega 500GB external USB2 HD
1 x WD MyBook Essential 1TB external USB2 HD

The Dell also appears to have on board sound too, which DOES have an Optical Out.

I can put on either WindowsXP SP3, Windows Vista SP1 or Windows Media Center.

Can I use the above with Media Portal? What else do I need? Can I use a DVI to HDMI converter to watch 720p feeds on my TV or will it not carry that?

My TV is a Sony Bravia 46" but it only has 540p, 720p and 1080i resolution.
Do I need anything like a media center remote?

Any help is appreciated!

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