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Connecting TV/receiver to PC

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by Daneel, Feb 11, 2003.

  1. Daneel

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    I'm thinking of trying to hook up my PC to my Sony 32" Widescreen TV and receiver.

    The receiver part looks easy enough, 3.5mm head phone connector to 2 phono plug and put the left phono into a coxial digital input on my receiver.

    The TV part I intend to use the SVHS output of my GF3 to the SVHS input on my TV, or a cable that will do SVHS to SCART. Any benifits of one or other?

    It just occured to me that although 4:3 movies will be fine, widescreen films will be stuck in the center of my screen. Is there any way around this? Maybe a custom resolution, then use the zoom mode on my tv?

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    After a search and a bit of thought, I think I have the widescreen thing sorted. I did think up some more questions though. :)

    I intend to use my old PC for this purpose rather than my current one. The thing is the old one doesn't have a GFX card with tv out. So I have 2 options, an upgrade for my GF3 and put the GF3 in the old machine, or buy a cheap GFX ard with tv out and use that.

    I remember testing the tv out once just to see if it worked, the picture quality was terrible, thing is I don't know if that was the drivers or the card. The GF3 is a Leadtek Ti200 BTW.

    Anyone used the Videologic Sonicfury for digital pass through? Does it work for DD, DTS and 2 channel sound?
     

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