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both analog and digital out from Radeon graphics card?

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by TorAtle, Dec 29, 2002.

  1. TorAtle

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    I got an adaptor with my Radeon 7500 that allows me to get a standard VGA out to the plasma. However I have ordered a projector as well and I was wondering if there exist an adaptor or cable that splits the digital and analog signals into two connectors - one DVI and one VGA.

    Does anyone know?
     
  2. MuFu

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    Unfortunately it's not possible to run an analog and a digital display off the DVI-I port simultaneously. The framebuffer will write to either the RAMDAC or the TMDS transmitter, but not both at the same time.

    Your card probably supports dualhead output though - is it the AIW 7500? Perhaps your best option would be to use the DVI link for the projector then just run a standard S-Video feed to the plasma.

    MuFu.
     
  3. TorAtle

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    Hi,

    thanks for the answer - although not the one I wanted to hear! It is indeed the AIW7500. So the only option then is to buy a new card with dual outputs..is there one in the Radeon family perhaps?

    (s-video input is already in use)
     
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    Most of the newer Radeon family are dual head with vga and dvi. the 8500, 9000, 9500 and 9700 for sure, Iuse a 9000 with the vga feeding my pj and dvi with an adapter feeding a small tft. Its also got svhs out.
     

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