I have a 233 Mhz beige g3 with a 20Gig HD that I would like to turn into a multi-media center. It is running OSX. I have put in a DVD rom which works fine. It will play DVDs using VLC but I will need to get a video card to make it smooth enough to watch. I was thinking of a ATI 7000. Any suggestions here? Will a 32Mb card work well enough or do I need to get the 64? Maybe there is a cheaper card that will do the trick?
Is AV input a possibility? Is the audio out going to be alright? Do I need something more than the built in?
I have a usb card which I will be installing. I have been readiing up about the Keyspan digital remote and I think that is what I will be getting to control the g3 from the couch
In the end it will be hooked to my living room TV and be a DVD player, itunes player and digital photo viewer.
Has anyone done this sort of project? Ideas? Input? I do want to do this as cheaply as possible too.