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Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by baldbird, Dec 3, 2003.

  1. baldbird

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    right, here's my plan.

    A pc in my dining room with 5:1 speakers so i have music in my dining room. then connect the pc to my tv etc so i can watch anything on my pc on my tv if i want. Spec wise my systems up to it - p43ghz, 120HDD, good sound and graphics card - but nothing on for tv-out.

    Any suggestions as to the best way to do it ?

    cheers
     
  2. KraGorn

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    Best TV-Out I've found is Radeon-based, a 7500 was fine, a 9600 non-Pro is great, allows higher-res though in practice on my 28" Tosh 1024x768 was only just about usable as a desktop resolution, for video playback 800x600 is fine .. is this what you're asking?
     
  3. mephistopheles

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    If you have/get a Radeon you might want to try it this way :-

    http://www.idiots.org.uk/vga_rgb_scart/index.html

    I haven't tried it myself but it looks to be sound in theory and relatively easy to do!

    Alternatively, a transcoder might produce a better quality signal for desktop.
     
  4. KraGorn

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    Would RGB make any useful difference on a TV? PJ/plasma yes, but would a normal TV benefit from this?
     
  5. CrispyXUK

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    There would be an improvement as you would no longer be using the scaled tv-out chip, it would be direct from VGA at the correct video resolution
     
  6. shoehorn

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    Is this sort of thing any good?
     
  7. baldbird

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    Wireless or not doesn't bother me too much. just the best way of doing it. I basically want to start using my PC as my media system for the house but(as I think a lot of us are) I don't want my pc in the living room - i like to have one room - music one room - tv so pc in music but connected to tv. so i need to know the best output to the tv (i think) !
     
  8. mephistopheles

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    The signal to TV will be limited by the TV's resolution and refresh rate, won't it? Not such a problem with 100Hz TV, but standard PAL TV signals are very low res/refresh. Nevertheless, you will get much better image from RGB than S-Video TV-out, which is only moderate-poor quality.

    A Radeon would be the card to get, really, so you could try it with S-Video TV-out. If it's OK for you stick with that. Otherwise try either a transcoder (don't recommend any of the wireless video senders) or making up your own VGA->SCART cable. Alternatively, retire the TV and use the PC + capture card + DScaler on a decent screen. You won't regret it.
     
  9. Kramer

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    The X-card offers RGB out (optional IIRC) & would probably be the better option. Haven't used it though.....
     
  10. mephistopheles

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    Limited to DVD and MPEG4 etc. with SCART add-on though. Otherwise uses VGA pass-thru.
     
  11. shoehorn

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    How about trying this ?
    I just read about it in another thread (Wireless audio from PC to HiFi) - JohnG found it...
    might have to get one myself.....
     

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