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PC to HDTV Help!

by sfoguy1 / February 16, 2004 1:38 PM PST

Hello,

I'm trying to make my HDTV a PC monitor. I have the PC (Gateway Essential 433c) connected to my HDTV (Sony KW-34HD1) via an Audio Authority 9A60 VGA to component video adapter. My HDTV has only 480i and 1080i inputs and does not support the progressive scan resolutions of 480p or 720p.

I downloaded PowerStrip to my PC to make custom resolution adjustments as I was told that this would make it compatible with the HDTV's 1080 lines of interlaced video, but I'm not getting a picture. I'm convinced that the issue is with the possible limitations of the PC's video card.

Can anyone recommend a video card that supports 1080i resolution?

I've tried everything and beginning to loose hope that I can make this happen.

Thanks...

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Re:PC to HDTV Help!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 16, 2004 10:20 PM PST
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Re:Re:PC to HDTV Help!
by sfoguy1 / February 16, 2004 10:54 PM PST
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Bob,

Thanks so much for the info. I supposedly have ATI's Rage 128 already installed. After eading the links you sent me, it sounds like this would allow the watching of TV on your PC, but will it do the reverse? Will it allow using your HDTV as your PC monitor?

Thanks Again...

John

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Re:Re:PC to HDTV Help!
by sfoguy1 / February 16, 2004 11:01 PM PST
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Bob,

By the way, does this mean that the Audio Authority 9A60 VGA/Component video adapter is not compatioble with the video card in my PC?

Thanks Again...

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Re:Re:Re:PC to HDTV Help!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 16, 2004 11:16 PM PST
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"By the way, does this mean that the Audio Authority 9A60 VGA/Component video adapter is not compatioble with the video card in my PC?"

If you can't get it to work, then you've found your answer. One of the downsides of today's rock bottom prices is zip support. It could be something simple like you running 1024x768 into said device and it can't do that. Remember that I know nothing of the model, but do know that some video cards are now being made to connect to HDTV displays.

Even so, I don't expect such to really show much promise to replace today's PC displays since PC displays are more dots and higher refresh rates. But HDTV output for a convention or tradeshow from a PC makes a nice show.

Bob

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