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HDTV PCI card and component adapter

by ddevans999 / May 25, 2005 2:29 AM PDT

I want to use My PC for HDTV my question is do I need to use the component input for true HDTV. I want to use the All in Wonder TV card but the only output from the card is cable or S video. How do you convert that to component video or can you?

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Check with ATI, they offered
by Ray Harinec / May 25, 2005 3:23 AM PDT

the adapter free for some cards, and at a reasonable cost for other models.

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This doesn't sound very logical.
by ahtoi / May 25, 2005 1:26 PM PDT

A non-HDTV signal out (composite) converting to a HDTV signal? Unless we are talking about upconversion which is not true HD (might be close).

Another way around this might be to get a video card with DVI output if your tv has dvi input connection. Just thinking out loud.

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HDTV PCI card and component adapter
by jcrobso / May 26, 2005 6:54 AM PDT

ATI has an adpter that plugs into the output of a VGA card a converts the RGB to componet. Yes if your TV has a DVI conector you can use that.
The ATI HDTV wonder card works very good on XPSP2, with XPMCE there are some problems getting it working corectly. XPMCE won't use the analog tuner in the HD card, but will use the analog tuner in your All in Wonder TV card and the HD tuner in the HD card.
Wiht OTA HDTV you need a good strong signal.
her is alink with lots of info on HTPC. john


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