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#197782 - 02/24/08 12:40 PM Re: Anybody have their computer connected to their [Re: Ken.C]
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My receiver doesn't convert HDMI to component (I'm pretty sure it doesn't anyway) so I can't input that into the tv.

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#197783 - 02/24/08 12:42 PM Re: Anybody have their computer connected to their [Re: cameron]
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d'oh.
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#197786 - 02/24/08 12:56 PM Re: Anybody have their computer connected to their [Re: grunt]
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Doh! Didn't even think to ask about a receiver. Now it will be simple. Just remember to run audio out from your computer into the receiver as well, as DVI dosn't handle audio.

You will see a real improvement in picture quality.

Let us know how it works out.

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#197798 - 02/24/08 01:28 PM Re: Anybody have their computer connected to their [Re: fredk]
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Unfortunately, it sounds like his receiver doesn't convert HDMI to component. I'd be somewhat surprised to find one that did.
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#197802 - 02/24/08 01:46 PM Re: Anybody have their computer connected to their [Re: SirQuack]
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I have mine connected with a DVI to HDMI 35 foot cable to my Denon 4308CI then a 10 foot Hdmi to DVI 65" rear projection as well as a 10 foot HDMI to HDMI for a 42" flat panel LCD. the picture is just as good as it is from my DirecTV HD DVR, I suspect the Denon AVR has allott to do with it although I haven't tried going directly to the monitors. But I read that over 17 feet of HDMI cable is the limit without a boost.
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#197805 - 02/24/08 01:49 PM Re: Anybody have their computer connected to their [Re: cameron]
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Just another thought. What type of HDTV do you have. I think most HDTVs accept 1080i over component cables but I’m not sure they all do especially older ones. If it accepts 720 you should still see an improvement over 480 but if it only accepts 480 then getting any adapter/converter is moot.

Actually could you post all of the models of equipment you are using, HDTV, receiver, and actual video card or motherboard if it’s integrated. This might help us find work-around more easily if there is one.

This is turning out to be quite the challenge. ;\)
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#197807 - 02/24/08 01:52 PM Re: Anybody have their computer connected to their [Re: Ken.C]
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Thats what happens when you get interupted while posting. The rest of the forum passes you buy... Sorta like technological advancements that left component behind.

Were back to a converter I guess.

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#197811 - 02/24/08 02:35 PM Re: Anybody have their computer connected to their [Re: fredk]
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Ok, here goes.

My tv is a Mitsubishi WS-65311. The back panel has the following 3 HD inputs:

first input: "DTV(YPBPR/GBRH V) 480i/480p/1080i"
2nd and 3rd input: "COMPONENT 480i/480p/1080i"

I have my HDTV Cable box hooked up the the DTV input (first input) and my progressive scan DVD player hooked upt to the 2nd input. I have tried interchanging these just to see what happens and it doesn't work. I guess there is two kinds of component in?

My reciever is a digital Panasonic, SA-XR57. It has 1 HDMI input and 2 component input. I read the manual and it cannot convert.

My video card is a Radeon 300 series with DVI, VGA, and S-Video output. Currently the VGA goes to my computer monitor and the S-Video goes to my big screen tv, leaving the DVI available.

doormat posted a link to the specs on my video card earlier in this thread. I tried copying that here, but it didn't work.

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#197812 - 02/24/08 02:41 PM Re: Anybody have their computer connected to their [Re: cameron]
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#197813 - 02/24/08 03:22 PM Re: Anybody have their computer connected to their [Re: doormat]
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Thanks doormat. I just posted a thread over at avsforum to see what kinds of ideas they give me. I basically just asked what video card I should get instead of trying to figure out what to do with what I have.

I'm sure I'll get all kinds of rude replies but I figured it was worth a shot. What is it with those guys on that forum? So many of them act like it's such a hassle to help people... if you don't want to be bothered then stay the hell off the computer or at least stay off the forum...

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