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Video Card for HD TV viewing and output

by acrftr / March 20, 2006 12:02 PM PST

I have been enjoying having my computer and TV interconnected but I would like to improve the image quality on the TV. The TV is HD with either 760P or 1080I (a sharp LCD) but the video output on my card seesm to be only tv quality, fed to the tv with an "S Video" cavle. I am not a big gamer, but I would like to be able to view photo's or mpeg avi dvixx files in better quality. In other words, does anyone know of a reasonablly priced video card with enough video memory for photos etc.

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From $35 to as high as you like...
by Art / March 20, 2006 5:20 PM PST
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by acrftr / March 21, 2006 11:39 AM PST

My TV has a DVI connection - looks like this is the answer. My older video crtad does not have this output so I am off to upgrade land.

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DVI does not mean HD
by ASBaltazar / March 22, 2006 1:50 AM PST
In reply to: Thanks

There is DVI-A (analog), DVI-D (digital) and DVI-I (analog and digital).

There are 720p and 1080p HDTV's. Make sure the card you get sopports your HDTV's resolution.

Just thought I would put my 2 cents in.

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ATI Radeon 1300
by ASBaltazar / March 21, 2006 8:09 AM PST

CompUSA has one (Vision Tek) for $99 after rebate.

Circuit City has the ATI Radeon 1300Pro for $99 after rebate.

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DVI-I video card with a DVI-D monitor
by nelson_crash / March 23, 2006 6:53 AM PST
In reply to: ATI Radeon 1300

Does a video card which has DVI-I video output work with a monitor that has DVI-D input only?

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Yes it will work.
by ASBaltazar / March 24, 2006 12:59 AM PST

I looked it up. DVI-I is both analog (DVI-A) and Digital (DVI-D).

DVI-I is a one size fits all.

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Have you tried?
by nelson_crash / March 24, 2006 4:21 AM PST
In reply to: Yes it will work.

Thank you for the info.
Theorically, it sounds like it will work.
I have a couple more question.
1)When video card vendor says their card has DVI-I output. does it really support DVI analog and digital outout? I'm interested in buying eVGA e-GeForce FX 5500/128MB DDR/PCI/DVI/TV-Out/ Video Card.
2) If this works, should I use DVI-D cable to connect video card and monitor? DVI-D connector(male) does not have four prongs, so, there's no problem to put into DVI-I female connector, right?

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DVI-I supports both.
by ASBaltazar / March 24, 2006 10:32 AM PST
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(NT) (NT) DVI-D (male) will fit a DVI-I (female)
by ASBaltazar / March 24, 2006 10:43 AM PST
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(NT) (NT) Thanks.
by nelson_crash / March 27, 2006 2:32 AM PST
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Go for one of the ATI All-In-Wonder cards like this one ...
by gary_hendricks / March 23, 2006 8:46 AM PST

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