I am about to build a low end HTPC, (it will be my first), for the kids. My intention is to use an older Dell GX620 2.8GHz Pentium D (4GB RAM) running XP Pro SP3, MediaPortal and a Hauppauge HVR-1110.
The Dell can accept Low Profile PCI-e video cards and I have a Philips Widescreen 100Hz CRT 32PW8808/79R. According to the manual, (http://download.p4c.philips.com/files/3/32pw8808_79r/32pw8808_79r_dfu_eng.pdf
) the TV can support:
* ED 480p 31.470 kHz 60 Hz
* HD 1080i 33.750 kHz 60 Hz
* HD 576p 31.250 kHz 50 Hz
* HD 1152i (1250) 31.250 kHz 50 Hz
* HD 1080i (1250) 31.250 kHz 50 Hz
as a video signal via the "Component In" or "RGB In" (The RGB in is a standard PC Analogue Video Plug).
So ruling out the 60Hz (because I live in a 50Hz country) - I believe I need a PCIe video card that will output 576p 50Hz. (There will only be one screen on the HTPC - the TV). I am not sure what horizontal resolution I need?
How do I go about finding a PCIe card that will support this output resolution? I have several computers running reasonable video cards and none of them are capable of outputting at a resolution of "anything x 576". (Or for that matter anythingx1080).
Is their like a matrix somewhere that I can look this up? Perhaps I am completely on the wrong track?