Output to TV - from DVB-S card or graphics card?

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  1. netphreak

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    Hi all!

    Here's my PC specs:

    Asus M2N32-SLI motherboard
    AMD X2 3800+ CPU
    2 GB DDR2 PC6400 RAM
    Skystar1 "premium" DVB-S tuner card
    NVIDIA 7800GTX graphics card.
    32" CRT TV with SCART, S-VHS and composite in.

    One problem is that I bought the Skystar card second hand, and all cables/dongle are missing :( So I have the following options on how to hook up my TV:

    1: From the DVI-I connector on my graphics card.
    2: From composite out on Skystar
    3: Buy a RGB cable kit

    Alternatively, is it possible to buy a "dongle" for my Nvidia card anywhere (needed to get RGB out of the graphics card)

    Is it in general better to go for TV out from graphics card or my tuner card?

    Thank you for any inputs! :)
     
  2. MacBurp

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    Your best option for TV quality is DVI from a graphiocs card - always assuming that your TV has a DVI input, you don't mention this.

    You'll probably find that the Skystar card won't work with MCE, or it may only work with FTA channels. The only cards I know of that work in MCE with encrypted channels are the Technotrend budget cards and Fired TV (see the sticky at the top of the forum).

    regards,
    Paul
     

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