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Posts: 3 - Registered: 2008-07-30 06:50:27

Hi there,

I currently use an old IBM ThinkPad T20 to watch TV (with a USB plu-in box) and films with PowerDVD5.) I would like to upgrade to a 22" monitor for viewing but the TP20 will not support such high monitor resolution.

I have acquired an old Dell (about 6 year old, don't know the model) and would like use it to watch TV and DVD with a 22" monitor. The Dell only has built-in graphics and a monitor out socket only.

I installed XP and the TV software and although it works on my 17" monitor, the image is not a good as my current 'viewing' on an old IBM ThinkPad. As for the PowerDVD, I get a TV out message and nothing works.

My idea is to buy an inexpensive graphics card that will support the higher resolution, but have been told this is not a good idea as the rest of the computer will not be up to the graphics card and nothing will improve.

Is this actually the case? Or more specifically, how can I get an old computer to produce good images on a modern 22" monitor?

Many thanks in advance.

Rex






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