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    Movie Playback Specification Help

    Hello All,

    I have had a new 32" LG panel for xmas and want to get my movies that i have been ripping digitally down stairs, currently i watch them on my 24" imac upstairs. What kind of specification would i need to get them to play at 1080p i don't want to encode on this machine or rip dvd's or watch tv or play games i just want to be able to watch the movies.

    If anyone knows what spec i would need and if i could do it for under £200 i would be greatful.

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    Richard

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    Re: Movie Playback Specification Help

    This is what I would get:

    Antec Micro Fusion Remote VERIS Media Center Case ~ £80

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/140998

    ASROCK M3A785GMH/128M ~ £59

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/179183

    2GB DDR3 ~ £42

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/128494

    AMD Sempron 140 ~ £25

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/168973

    Western Digital WD5000AAKS 500GB ~ £35

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/124228

    Pioneer 22x DVD±RW DL & RAM SATA Black Drive ~ £18

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/177398

    However the build come to around £260 excluding the cost of an OS!

    The other alternative is to look at an Ion nettop:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/167153

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/167154

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/167155

    The nettops already have an OS pre-installed and although they are not very powerful they should be able to playback 1080p content smoothly according to reviews:

    http://www.trustedreviews.com/pcs/re...-ION-Nettop/p1

    http://hothardware.com/Articles/Acer...NVIDIA-Ion-PC/


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