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#197814 - 02/24/08 04:22 PM Re: Anybody have their computer connected to their [Re: cameron]
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Radeon X300 Series Users Guide for reference:

http://www.fujitsu-siemens.co.uk/rl/serv.../RadeonX300.pdf


Excerpt of the Radeom X300 specs from http://ati.amd.com/products/radeonx300/specs.html :

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VideoShader™
Seamless integration of pixel shaders with video in real time
FullStream™ video de-blocking technology for Real, DivX, and WMV9 formats
VideoSoap™ noise removal filtering for captured video
MPEG1/2/4 decode and encode acceleration
DXVA Support
Hardware Motion Compensation, iDCT, DCT and color space conversion
All-format DTV/HDTV decoding
YPrPb component output for direct drive of HDTV displays†
Adaptive Per-Pixel De-Interlacing and Frame Rate Conversion (temporal filtering


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† Please check with your graphics board manufacturer for HDTV adapter support


Unfortunately there is no way to check the internet to see if a simple adapter will work in your situation without knowing the actual video card or motherboard. If you know the card/motherboard manufacturer I would do as suggested above and contact them to see if it has HDTV adapter support.

If you can’t contact the card manufacture you could try this adapter and return it if it doesn’t work:

http://sewelldirect.com/dvivideoadapter.asp


If a DVI to component adapter doesn’t work then you are left with a few options only two of which I would consider.

1. Get a video card that has some native or adapter based support for component output. If you do go with one of these cards (sorry no suggestions since I’ve never researched them) note that they sometimes have display issues like over-scanning. So make sure to read reviews.

2. Live with what you have until you’re ready to get another HDTV.

I wouldn't waist my money on a VGA to Component adapter since for about the same money you could just update your video card.


Edited by grunt (02/24/08 04:24 PM)
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#197815 - 02/24/08 04:33 PM Re: Anybody have their computer connected to their [Re: grunt]
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It's possible that the s-vid port (since it's a 9 pin) does in fact support more than 480i/p/whatever. Many of their cards would seem to from the hdtv adapter faq on their site.
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#197816 - 02/24/08 04:45 PM Re: Anybody have their computer connected to their [Re: Ken.C]
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It's possible that the s-vid port (since it's a 9 pin) does in fact support more than 480i/p/whatever. Many of their cards would seem to from the hdtv adapter faq on their site.


I was wondering the same thing but didn’t see anything but S-Video to Composite listed in the user guide. Couldn’t hurt to try it though.

Radeon X300 Series Users Guide for reference:

http://www.fujitsu-siemens.co.uk/rl/serv.../RadeonX300.pdf

@ cameron

There appear to be so many cards that will do what you want it’s hard to make a recommendation without knowing what all uses you plan for it and what it’s foundation (motherboard and processor) is. Here’s a start just to let you know there are some relatively inexpensive solutions if you don’t want a bleeding edge card.

http://www.nvidia.com/object/buy_now_results.html?id=7600GS

I’m sure ATI had as many selections if you are partial to them. Google just popped up Nvidia first.


Edited by grunt (02/24/08 04:45 PM)
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#197849 - 02/24/08 09:09 PM Re: Anybody have their computer connected to their [Re: grunt]
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I almost drove over to a Micro Center to buy a new video card, but I took a deep breath and counted to 10. I'm sure they would try to sell me a more expensive card than I need so I better do some online research first. Thanks for the headstart Grunt, and to everybody else for the help. I'm thinking by next weekend I should have it all figured out.

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#198911 - 03/03/08 07:32 PM Re: Anybody have their computer connected to their [Re: cameron]
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Registered: 01/30/08
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I was inspired by this thread to try hooking up my PC to my 1080P TV. I have VGA output from the video card (Geforce 7800GT) and the TV has a VGA input.
Supposedly, this setup should be capable of getting a 1080P signal on the TV from the PC at 60 Hz, but when I try that I just get a message on the TV saying "check PC signal".
720P works fine. I've got the resolution set to 1344x768 and playing BattleField2 is awesome! But I want to see if the resolution can be even better. Any ideas?

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#198920 - 03/03/08 08:05 PM Re: Anybody have their computer connected to their [Re: DBD]
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Not all TV's will accept a 1080p signal via whatever input; some early 1080p TV's wouldn't accept one AT ALL, and I am aware of several that will only accept that resolution via HDMI. Maybe check the TV manual for clues?
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#198977 - 03/04/08 05:35 AM Re: Anybody have their computer connected to their [Re: tomtuttle]
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What Tom said. My Sony A2020 only accepts 1080 over hdmi and component. My onboard video does a great job of upscaling DVDs.

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#198992 - 03/04/08 09:52 AM Re: Anybody have their computer connected to their [Re: fredk]
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I have my HTPC connected to my 42" Sharp Acquos 1080P tv.

I have an older 9600XT video card that has video out. I output that to a Transcoder that then outputs via component which hooks up to my TV. I output 1080P from my pc to my tv. I watch all movies/dvd's via my pc to my tv. Picture looks fantastic! My pc has 2gb of ram and a 2.8ghz Intel CPU.

I was actually shocked that I could output 1080P. I was trying to do 1080i thinking my pc wouldn't be able to output it to my tv via component. But I gave it a try and much to my surprise, it worked!

I view all my dvd's, pictures, etc on my tv via my pc.
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