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Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by jinky32, Feb 16, 2005.

  1. jinky32

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    Sorry if this has been asked before, I've done a check but am still unsure about what to do.

    I have a load of DivX films that I watch on my PC, but I'd like to be able to watch them on my TV. Is there a cable I can get that will connect from my PC to my TV?

    I've seen threads on here about making VGA to scart cables - is this the only option?

    Thanks.
     
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    A PC via VGA will output a RGBHV video signal. A standard TV with scart inputs will normally only accept RGBs, S-Video & composite. Modern LCD & plasma screen do often have a VGA input though that can take a feed from a PC graphics card. Therefore if you only have a standard CRT TV with scart inputs you are not going to be able to connect a VGA to scart cable to the TV and get a picture.
    Many graphics cards have TV-out which means they will have an S-Video &/or a composite output. If yours does not then you can get a PCI TV-out card or even one via USB.

    Mark.
     
  3. jinky32

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    thanks I'll need to get a graphics card then.

    I'm still waiting for the Streamium sl400i to get itself sorted out and this may be a good workaround it he short-term.
     
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    anyone know of a TV out via usb piece of kit?

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