Check out the owners manual on your new Sony projector It should say do not hook up to p.c. Or call Sony and ask them. Most folks want to keep there p.c seperate from there home theater system but good luck stewart
Hi, there seems to be a lot of very smart and experienced people on this forum. Here is my problem. Hopefully, someone can give me advice on this.
I have an ATI Radeon 9800 based PC with the max resolution of 1920x1200. It has 1 DVI and 1 VGA output. The DVI output is connected to a 24in widescreen monitor at the max resolution and has been working perfectly. I would like to keep it as is.
However, I just got a Sony VPL-HS51 projector. The projector has many inputs including HDMI and VGA. Based on its manual, it supports the max setting of 720/50p via HDMI and 1280x720 via VGA.
What I need an advice on is about the best way to connect my PC to the projector (for the best picture quality). My PC is my only enterntaiment center - I currently watch DVD's on the DVD-ROM drive. Hence, I want the best picture possible. Also, I am now looking to buy a HDTV tuner card to watch digital over-the-air programming on my PC.
I currently have four reservations: (1) if I were to use DVI-HDMI connection, the displayed PC desktop would be of very low resolution on the projected screen (although movies might be fine), Plus I would probably have to purchase a new video card with dual DVI outputs (2) if I were to use the VGA-VGA connection, I would get an analog and not digital picture of 480p when watching DVD's and 1080i when I buy the tuner card, (3) I would strongly like to keep the current DVI-digital widescreen display connection in place, (4) The projector is about 25ft away from the PC. So, I will need a 30ft cable to connect the two.
What is the most optimal connection for me to get the best possible quality out of my PC?
Should I consider buying a new dual DVI video card? Is the price tag of ~$200 for 30ft DVI cable really worth it?