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HDMI video card

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by gglockner, May 31, 2009.

  1. gglockner

    gglockner

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    Just got a new HP PC from Costco. Has full HD monitor. Well thats great except there isn't any HDMI slot on the back of the pc. Not a gamer, so what grade of card will I need to at least pass up the on board Intel 3100?


    Thanks,
    Glen

    hp a6857c
     
  2. grokdesigns

    grokdesigns

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    If your computer has a DVI port, you can buy a DVI -> HDMI cable for about $5. If you're going to have to upgrade to a video card anyway, you can get one with HDMI for $40 and up (example: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121302). One thing you should look for is HDCP if you're going to watch any Blu-ray or HD-DVD from the computer.

    If the monitor has a DVI port and the computer has a DVI port, you can use that as well. You don't have to use HDMI to get a digital hi-res image to the screen.
     
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