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Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by kilboypowerhead, Apr 14, 2005.

  1. kilboypowerhead

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    I want to connect my PC to my Panasonic AE700 projector. My gfx card has an s-video output and a DVI output spare. Which one would give me the best picture?

    My options are
    1) s-video on PC to s-video on Projector.
    2) DVI on PC to HDMI on Projector.
    3) DVI with VGA adaptor on PC to VGA on Projector.

    I want to use it mainly for watching films but occasionally playing games too. I'd appreciate any comments on my options.

    Also anyone know where I can get a bog standard (ie sub £50) 8m DVI to HDMI cable? If that's the way to go.

    Cheers

    Michael
     
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    Option 2, DVI-D, no question. :)

    8m is getting on the long side for standard quality digital cables, I've not seen any DVI->HDMI of that length under £50. I'd suggest you contact Joe at The Media Factory and see what he has to offer.
     
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    I'm going through the same thing at the moment with my ae700 ! :)
    right now i'm banging my head against a wall trying to use a dvi-vga adaptor (radeon 9600) to give me an rgb feed that i can send to the pj's scart input - can't get powerstrip to let me tweak the dvi connector's setting to be widescreen etc. i too would have gone dvi-hdmi (still have the widescreen sizing issues??) but the cable cost is prohibative.

    Duncan
     
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    Option 2 as said
     
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    Currently using option 2 and getting 720p or 1060i.

    Steve :hiya:
     
  6. kilboypowerhead

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    Thanks for all the replies. I strongly suspected option 2 was going to be the one. I've emailed Joe as suggested - hopefully he can do me a cheapish cable. I guess that option leaves me ready for High Definition DVDs in the future too.
    Just got to wait for the builders to finish converting the garage now.

    Michael
     
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    Its said that digital outputs don't like travelling that far without some sort of signal voltage boosting. The further you go the greater the cable resistance and the voltage drops. I wouldn't get it any longer than you needed. You maybe lucky. That is certainly cheap. From a known supplier, but 10m.

    http://www.lindy.com/uk/productfolder/04/41106/index.php
     
  9. kilboypowerhead

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    That's another option. I've emailed the ebay seller too - I might take a chance if he can do 10m cable for a bit cheaper. Nothing ventured....
     
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    was thinking the same thing ... let me know how you get on with that seller :) !
     

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