Any difference in watching movies on upgrading GRAPHICS Card?


#1

Right now, I have a very limited budget and there are two things on my to-buy list. An LCD monitor (I currently have an 18 inch CRT with an annoying white line at top), and a Graphics Card (I have a weak 256 mb 8400 GT).

Now the biggest use I have of graphics on my PC is that of watching television shows and japanese cartoons (animes), and I was thinking, whether I should use my limited money (at most 14-15k), on a LCD monitor, or a graphics card like 9500gt or something like that.

Help...


#2

Buy an LCd, because there is not much noticeable difference on upgrading GPU. As the quality of video depends on the codec, so buy an LCD.


#3

Agree with Ahmsun. Get a LCD monitor with a DVI input and connect it to your current graphic card (if it has a DVI output). Your current graphic card is more than enough for watching HD content. And quality through DVI interface is much better. You can get a really good LED monitor (for example HP X20LED 20") for around 13-14k.


#4

you also have this option:

--sell the lcd and 8400 card you have, put it in budget of 15000 you have,

--then get a very nice new lcd/led (18.5 inches, brand acer, viewsonic or asus) for

9500 rs to 9800 rs. Don't go by the prices listed on websites but visit the markets instead.

--use the rest of money (5000 +) to buy a new graphic card