Have a good graphics card in my MCE machine, 512mb and a DVI output and it's great when connected to my Acer 32" 820p LCD. However, I am buying a Wharfdale 47" 1080p screen*, which has HDMI ports (and analog VGA too).
I don't care about HD-DVD/etc right now, but I still want as best a picture as I can get. Will I be compromising things by putting a convertor between the DVI output and the screen's HDMI input ? ie. does that give the screen an analog signal or anything like that ?
I will install a HDMI card if I have to, but as a last resort since the card I have is perfectly acceptable otherwise.
BTW been using a Vista MCE machine for about 6 months now - love it, although it starting to have problems installing updates from WindowsUpdate (would repeatedly reboot and not startup) - am installing a standalone copy of SP1 now to see if that solves the problem. Was using XP-MCE before that, and it was totally fine.
PS. That screen is STG699 from Argos. Bit of a bargain ! Catalog ref. 536/5290