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DVI HDTV / PC Compatibility

by clintrad4 / December 12, 2003 9:37 AM PST

can I hook up a video card with dvi out like that of a RADEON 9800 to an HDTV with DVI HDTV connection without anything but a DVI cable???

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Re:DVI HDTV / PC Compatibility
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 12, 2003 10:42 AM PST

"can I hook up a video card with dvi out like that of a RADEON 9800 to an HDTV with DVI HDTV connection without anything but a DVI cable???"

That's how it's supposed to work...


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Re:DVI HDTV / PC Compatibility
by yellowkazoo / August 20, 2005 2:30 AM PDT

I have attempted to attach my pc to my HDTV using the DVI connector and it doesn't work. I tried to set my display to 720 at 60hz but this didn't help. My TV says that it will recognize a 720p input.

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Re: DVI HDTV / PC Compatibility
by EJBIV / November 27, 2004 11:02 AM PST


Did you resolve your question about using a DVI-HDTV with a computer? I picked up a Sony 60" LCD with DVI-HDTV and want to hook it up to my computers. Sony says it is not intended for use with a computer. Did you successfully hook up your computer? How does it look? Which card did you get? What size LCD are you using?

- Ed

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re: pc>hdtv
by supertoad / July 17, 2005 4:15 PM PDT

many (if all) tv manufactures seem to discourage PC use with their products, as you found out it seems. for those of you who have hooked up pcs to hdtvs, are there any problems?

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i did it...
by snoopy2 / August 23, 2005 2:37 AM PDT
In reply to: re: pc>hdtv

i hooked up my PC with a radeon 9600 video card with DVI-out to my samsung HL-P5067W's HDMI input with a HDMI-to-DVI cable from surpluscomputers ($10 shipped! i had to specify the following driver: 'standard monitor types'|'digital flat panel'|'800x600' for it to work. anyway, it looks great! i compared it to S-video output from the same video card and, well, THERE WAS NO COMPARISON! the digital output was crisp and clear whereas you couldn't even read most of the text using S-video. i was initially a little disappointed that i couldn't get resolution higher than 800x600 (which the TV stretches a bit horizontally to fill most of the screen but which is mostly unnoticeable) but, after the fact, i now realize i probably would have chosen 800x600 anyway as the anything higher would result in text and icons being too small to read.

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