I’m looking at getting my first hdtv and was wondering, does a computer automatically upconvert resolution to that of the display? I can only afford a very cheap lcd, and the one I’m looking at is suposed to have terrible up conversion, but passable hdtv. I have htpc computers in both rooms so that is what would be feeding the tv, where ever I decide to put it. I have an ati built x1300 pro (works fine), a power color hd 2600 pro (new never uses, I assume it works fine), and an HIS 2600 xt (it has issues, puts the screen to the tv through the svideo in black and white, but video goes through in color, not sure what elese is wrong with it).
Will the video card basically upconvert played dvd’s/dvd rips or avi’s to high def since its going to an hdtv? All cards have dvi out, so I guess I would need an hdmi adapter.