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#197642 - 02/23/08 11:29 AM Re: Anybody have their computer connected to their [Re: SirQuack]
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I think you're going to want VGA to component--analog to analog is just a matter of rewiring the cables. DVI to component will either be pulling from the analog portion of the DVI connector (if it has one) and will therefore be VGA, or it will be an expensive DAC. I have yet to see decent external video DACs for computer applications. Also, check your video card for ~1900x1080. You do want it to be widescreen, after all. I think the normal aspect number with 1080 would be 1400 or so--which you don't want.

What video card do you have?

I've seen 8800GTs and 9600GTs (you'll pay a premium for those) that have component out adapters. Many modern video cards with s-video outs will include an adapter to component.
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#197663 - 02/23/08 03:38 PM Re: Anybody have their computer connected to their [Re: Ken.C]
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I have a Radeon X300 series.

My current setting is 1024 x 768. I don't have the option go go xxxx x 1080, the closest I have is 1280 x 1024. I do have a 1280 x 720, does that mean it outputs 720p? That doesn't help me since my tv is 1080i right?

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#197665 - 02/23/08 03:43 PM Re: Anybody have their computer connected to their [Re: cameron]
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I have to admit that the picture is surprisingly good for s-video, but all that does is make me want to see how good component would look.

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#197674 - 02/23/08 04:54 PM Re: Anybody have their computer connected to their [Re: cameron]
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1280x720 would be your best option, probably.
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#197695 - 02/23/08 08:11 PM Re: Anybody have their computer connected to their [Re: Ken.C]
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I just looked up the x300 specs on the ati site. Looks like 1920x1080 is the only widescreen resolution this display will put out.

I wonder if you can get your card to output an interlaced signal? 1080i gives you 1:1 mapping to your display.

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#197698 - 02/23/08 08:52 PM Re: Anybody have their computer connected to their [Re: fredk]
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Hey Cameron, I bet your resolution is limited by your desktop monitor. I would wager that that card would run 1080i (1900x1080) just fine.
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#197699 - 02/23/08 09:27 PM Re: Anybody have their computer connected to their [Re: Ken.C]
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It doesn't give me that option though. It gives me the following:

1920 x 1440
1900 x 1200
1800 x 1440
1600 x 1200
1600 x 1000
1360 x 768
1280 x 1024
1280 x 800
1280 x 768
1280 x 720
1154 x 864
1024 x 768
800 x 600

BTW, thanks for all the help guys.

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#197700 - 02/23/08 09:31 PM Re: Anybody have their computer connected to their [Re: cameron]
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It won't give you 1920x1080 until it is hooked up to a capable monitor (ie the TV) as the primary display.


X300 specs


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#197702 - 02/23/08 10:28 PM Re: Anybody have their computer connected to their [Re: cameron]
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Cameron, keep in mind that if the "native resolution" of your TV is 1080, it'll scale any other resolution of incoming material to 1080 so that a full picture can be displayed. This doesn't mean, of course, that the resolution will actually be as good as if the material was originally 1080 from the TV transmission or disc, or whatever source.
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#197707 - 02/23/08 11:27 PM Re: Anybody have their computer connected to their [Re: JohnK]
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Doormat, so what you're saying is that when I have it hooked up using a component cable then the 1920 x 1080 resolution will show up as an option on my settings?

JohnK, yeah I understand that. Since I'm using s-video right now 408i is the best I can do right? (or 480 upconverted to whatever).

So, does it sound like I could use one of those converters from my original post (VGA to component) and get 1080i resolution?


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