I just bought a 65" plasma and wanted to hook a computer up to it so I could rip dvds to it and play them back later. I will have fios dvr and won't want it for that. I also have google tv and internet on my dvd and tv so I don't really need it for that either. I was thinking of just using it for video and possibly some mild windows 7 stuff from the couch. I might hook up speakers so I could use it to play my mp3s or spotify.
My question is about the video card with an hdmi output. I have an old dell server, but was thinking that it might be eaiser to just buy a small new box. Should I just get a card in an old box? They are different prices and I don't know the difference. Should I get a new computer just for that purpose? Is there another option? I definitely want it to be windows though.