Good video card required for HDMI out?

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  1. Sharpie

    Sharpie New Member

    May 16, 2004
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    I'm looking at buying this laptop:

    HP Pavilion Notebook dv2626TX


    - Intel® Centrino™ Duo Mobile Technology
    - Intel® Core 2 Duo processor T7500 (2.2GHz, 800MHz FSB, 4MB L2)
    - Intel ® GM965 (Crestline GM)
    - Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945BG Network Connection
    - 2048MB DDR2 667 (1024MBx2DIMM)
    - 250GB Hard Drive 5400rpm (Serial ATA)
    - DVD+/-RW Drive (Super Multi DVD Writer Dual format, Double Layer) Light Scribe
    - 5-in-1 Media Reader
    SD (SDIO), MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, XD
    (Support of 16MB to 512MB memory cards for XD)
    - 14.1" WXGA (1280 x 768) High-definition BrightView LCD panel
    - Nvidia NB8M-GS with 64MB of dedicated video memory with upto 256MB video memory when system memory has > =1GB (64MB + 192MB Turbo Cache)
    - Altec Lansing branded speaker with built in dual microphone
    - 10/100 LAN Ethernet, high speed 56K modem, 802.11b/g Wireless LAN, Bluetooth
    - (3) USB 2.0, 1394- 4 pins, VGA, TV-out (S-Video), (2) Headphone Jack with one SPDIF support, (1) Mic In, AC adapter 65 watt, Kensington Lock
    - Expansion Port, Express Card Slot, One fingerprint reader
    - New moulding HP Imprint technique ("Radiance" Pattern on notebook glossy cover and palm rest)
    - Weight 2.44 kg., 6-Cell LilON Battery
    - Microsoft® Windows® Vista Premium
    - QuickPlay Function (Play/Preview Music, Movie and Pictures)
    - Integrated HP Pavilion Webcam
    - New Carrying Case
    - Limited warranty 1 year

    It has HDMI out, but is the video card good enough to play and output HD videos?

    The HP dv2722tx is also a computer I'm looking at, and the main difference is that it has this video card:

    Nvidia NB8M-GS with 128MB of dedicated video memory with upto 895MB video memory when system memory has =4GB

    Do I need a better video card than the one in the dv2626tx to play/output HD content? Thanks
  2. retorq

    retorq What up bitch??

    Dec 14, 2006
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    Mohave Desert
    I play HD video with an old Nvidia 5500 series ... it depends on what kind of content you are playing. Mine won't do 1080p ... really choppy on some 1080i. 720p is fine and I can't tell a difference with my setup/distance anyways.
  3. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

    Sep 20, 2004
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    Southern Oregon
    that's a shitty gfx card for HD content. You should be able to find a 2400XT or better with 256MB or better dedicated vram.

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