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Why Do You Need a DVD Decoder?

There are hardware based decoders and DVD software decoders. The hardware based decoders are recommended for people who have computers operating on the basis of Pentium 90..200. There is no need of some additional potentialities of a video board. This fact represents an obvious advantage of the given decoder. Its connection to the video board is effectuated thanks to the passthrough connection by analogy of 3D daughter cards on the basis of Voodoo/Voodoo2 by 3Dfx. It is worth mentioning that a hardware based decoder will display all its performance capabilities by depicting the image on TV screen. The advantages of video transfer to TV screens have a range of advantages. First of all one may single out the big size of picture, the capability of TV connection in the ratio 16:9. The capability of such operating is specified in a great number of DVD discs. In addition, hardware based decoders have S/PDIF connectors. Thus by connecting a special receiver with corresponding audiosystem , which is equipped by AC3 or DTS decoder, you will receive multi-channel sound and will change your computer into DVD drive-in theater. However the side effect is explained by the fact that many TV sets have small resolution, therefore one can not see a maximal size picture.

Hardware based decoders are very easy to use. The video is transferred independently on TV screen. So you can work at your computer, while the others may watch a film. Owners of the computers which operate on the basis of Pentium 11/ Celeron 300+ processors can install software decoders. The given decoders imply the hard-ware-based supporting of overlay video boards. This function is of great importance because it ensures the video transfer to the screen without speed and ranging losses. In this case while purchasing a video-board it is advisable to give preference to such video-boards, which have TV-Out. Generally software DVD decoders are supplied with the unit of a video board. They can also be purchased per Internet.

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