Need some help from anyone with a pc or home server need questions answered please

ok guys i am a dj and have a laptop with a usb mixer so i need the laptop for djing,however i have always wanted a 2nd computer/laptop probably a computer as i have a massive 42inch plasma i wud like to use as a monitor.Anyway has anyone any suggestions,i saw this home server that was like £200 and u cud put alot of hard drive into but do i need a pc/laptop to use this or can i plug my tv into the back of the home server and use that??? i am a very gadget orientated person as my home is set up with those plugs u can turn on/off with the remote and have an iphone so a new pc/laptop with vista would be a good investment.any help would be great cheers

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Not sure if this helps, but here goes anyway.

I built a PC last January for entertainment.
I put a Intel dual core duo CPU in and a 256MB Geforce 7900GS grahics card with 2 DVI outputs.
I have 2GB Ram running Windows Vista Premium 64Bit.

Got around 4 USB 2.0 hard drives (1TB) of storage.

I simply have a lead going from my PC to my monitor like usual, I also have a second lead from my graphics card going to my 40" Samsung LCD. In windows I enable the option to extend my desktop to the 2nd display.

So I can simply double click a video and then drag that video to my Samsung LCD and watch it full screen.

I mainly set this sytem up so I could watch downloaded High Defintion content on my LCD.

You can get a DVI to HDMI lead from eBay for around £15 depending how long you want the lead.

I also have the sound coming out of my PC via Digital optical lead to my Home Cinema amp for true 5.1 DTS sound.

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sounds kool mate any pics of ur set up and the leads so i can have a looksie

This is the sort of lead you are looking at from your graphics card to TV (it supports full 1080p)

http://i17.ebayimg.com/05/i/000/ba/2f/b960_1.JPG

This graphics card would more than do the job and is only £94.
256MB XFX 8600GTS, PCI-E (x16), Mem 2000 MHz, GDDR3, GPU 675 MHz, 2x Dual Link DVI-I/HDTV, HDCP

http://www.scan.co.uk/images/products/575220-A.jpg

Here is my set up, my PC is just out of the picture to the left.

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x11/Batman2468/Temporary/1ef94224.jpg

WOW. :shock:

You may need >>THIS

Yeah, you just got to love wires :-D
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