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Thread: computer to tv out

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2003


    Here is a question that im sure alot of people have asked before. I
    am wanting to turn my PC into a multimedia system. I need information
    on a video card that will allow me to play a DVD on my computer and
    display it on my TV. I have a Samsung TV that has RCA and Component
    inputs in the back. I have tried using converter boxes and they
    SUCK!. Does anyone know of a good video card that will allow me to
    see my computer display on a TV? Also, has anyone done this and
    gotten crystal clear results?. Any help would be appreciated.

    If i had a nickel for every time i heard the phrase "if i had a nickel" i would give you my 2 cents worth and keep the change

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2003


    Pretty much all cards nowadays are equipped with TV-out, along with the VGA and DVI out.

    FX5900 - 3DMark2001 [20,566] - 3DMark2003 [7,281] - Aquamark3 [56,694]
    Ti4400 - 3DMark2001 [16,028]

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2003


    so is it safe to assume, if i buy a video card that does S-Video to RCA it will be great quality and will be satisfactory for watching DVD's or surfing the net?
    If i had a nickel for every time i heard the phrase "if i had a nickel" i would give you my 2 cents worth and keep the change

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2003


    More or less, yeah. You get what you pay for though. The IQ will definitely vary. The Radeon AIW's are very good for this type of thing.

  5. #5
    Beefy Guest


    AIW (All-In-Wonder) cards are good if you also wish to have an input to your computer. I've got a Radeon 9700 Pro AIW, which I use to record things from TV / video, as well as play console games on my computer. Unfortunately, they are a little pricier than most cards.

    If you're just looking for a simple TV-out on your card, then any new card should have it. The AIW would be near the top of the list, followed by the rest of the Radeon series, then the Geforce cards (newer is better TV quality. A GF4MX output far surpasses that of a GF2MX)

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2003


    I've been using a TV for my gaming rig for some time now with a Radeon 9800, I upgraded 3 months ago from a Radeon 8500 with the same TV setup. Works great!!

    Athlon XP 2700 (2.2GHz)
    420 w PSU
    ASUS A7V8X-X
    1024 mb Kingston PC 2700 333 fsb
    Radeon 9800 128 mb (w Antec Iceberq and Tweakmaster ramsinks OC +28% at 420/621)
    Pioneer DVD-Rom (Slot)
    Raidmax Case with Bubble Light
    Maxtor 80 gb HD
    Maxtor 60 gb HD
    2x Coolmaster Cooldrive 3 (with led)
    6x Antec 80 mm blue led fans (4 intake, 2 exhaust)
    PCI slot exhaust (directly over Radeon)
    4x Blue Cathodes
    And a Magnovox 27" Television (Yes a freakin' TV!!!!!!)

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