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Connecting Video Card to TV

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by bonslo, Dec 16, 2002.

  1. bonslo

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    Hello,

    I am building a home cinema using a PC as the media source. I have decided to use a conventional widescreen direct view CRT TV as the display and I am looking for the best (read highest display quality) method of connecting the output of the video card to the TV.

    I have not purchased the TV yet, when I do it will likely be a model which supports progressive-scan input via component video RCA (e.g. Toshiba).

    Is it possible to connect a video card directly to a TV's component-video inputs using a 15pin D-SUB VGA to RCA component-video cable?

    Thanks

    Brett
     
  2. Chris Muriel

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    I have my doubts as a normal VGA output has basically RGB + separate Hsync & Vsync outputs.
    I would have thought phono (RCA) component video would be in YPrPb format or possibly RGB with SOG (Sync on green).
    There may be specialist video output cards which do the colourspace conversion that you would need (it only needs a suitable DENC i.e. video DACs + digital colourspace conversion, IC on the card).

    Perhaps someone in this forum knows better - or ask in the Progressive Scan forum.

    Chris Muriel, Manchester.
     
  3. bonslo

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    Oh well, anyone know how to get a progressive scan signal from a PC into a CRT TV? Any video cards with widescreen PAL progressive scan TV-out?

    Thanks
     
  4. rob_w

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    I've used a geforce2 gts with tv out, a radeon 7500 with tv out and a hollywood+ decoder card to a crt tv (32" phillips), and have to say that my budget toshiba sd 220-e beats all of them hands down - no contest - more vibrant colours - no noise - no judder.....- no underscan, and a remote control as well!!

    Unless you need the pc for many other reasons except dvd, you may be better off considering a "normal" dvd player, (or a plasma tv :D )

    I'll add that I use the pc on my barco 800 and its superb - guess it needs to be compatible with the display device, and crt tv's ain't designed for pc's!!)

    hth

    Rob
     

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