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#27920 11-Nov-2008 10:20
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I want to hook up my TV (Phillips 32inch Flatscreem CRT) to My PC

PC has a Nvidia 8800GT 

TV has scart and rca and svid 

I have an Svid cable but it doesnt fit the svid on my graphics card???

 

I have a cable that I can plug into that funny svid but it comes out as 3 rcas (red Blue and Green) Y pb Pt

 

Whats the best way to get this all hooked up ?

Im not to worreid about the OS side, can sort that out, its just the cable situation

 


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  #177303 11-Nov-2008 10:42
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The generally perceived order of signal quality from worst to best is

RF Modulated
Composite RCA ( Yellow (Video) Red, White(Audio))
S-Video
Component (Red Green Blue(Video)
Standard 15 pin D-Sub (VGA )
HDMI/DVI

Although there is occasional arguement over VGA and HDMI's order  depending on how well you can sync the resolutions on the screen and your video card.

I suspect that going the Component may be the cleanest option for you ,so  you will need a Component to Scart adapter, 
http://www.dse.co.nz/dse.shop/4918a7a90346948a273fc0a87f3b06f9/Product/View/P6699

It sounds like your  card's "S-video" is actually a propriety output of some kind, so use the adapter cable you have to connect it via a RGB adapter to the SCART on the telly.

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