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PC on TV

by Deus0416 / January 4, 2007 8:22 AM PST

I wanna connect my PC to my TV. I have an ATI Radeon 9200 which will soon be sold, but it has S video male to Composite Yellow Female then a Composite Yellow double male. So i plugged the S-video to my Card and plugged the double male to my TV. Worked fine except there was no color. Is this supposed to happen? If not how do i fix it? Also what do i need to get a PC set up just like the card i have or do i need something special? I just wanna play Games on my TV as well as watch Videos.

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resolution
by gtelliott88 / January 7, 2007 10:25 AM PST
In reply to: PC on TV

Just to inform you, the resolution on a normal TV (not hdtv) is about 640x480 pixels max. Most people set their monitors on 1024x768, almost twice as high of resolution. If you do not have an HDTV, the images on the tv will look pretty blurry compared to your monitor. If you have an HDTV then the setup could be sweet, but it may be not enough benefit for the pain if you have a normal resolution tv.
Hope this helps,
G.T.

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Other way around
by jackson dougless / January 7, 2007 10:58 AM PST
In reply to: resolution

Images don't look blurry, they look all jagged and pixelated. There's also the issue of (non-LCD/Plasma) TVs not being designed to handle still images the way computer monitors are. This leads to a noticeable shake in the image, which can actually cause motion sickness in some people.

The basic point is still very valid, and worth repeating however many times it takes to sink in. TVs, even top end HDTVs, are simply not suitable replacements for monitors. However, monitors can make excellent TVs with the help of a TV tuner card or box. So if anything, invest in a nice LCD monitor that can be wall mounted (which is just about all of them).

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Thanks
by gtelliott88 / January 8, 2007 1:06 PM PST
In reply to: Other way around

Thank you for clarifying that better, I was in a bit of a hurry when I wrote the above post.

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