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Topic # 66266 16-Aug-2010 14:01
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I am looking at building a budget HTPC,  I have access to a Core 2 Duo with 2GB RAM, internal video and Win7. To this I was going to add a Nova S Plus tuner(I have a satellite feed and wold like freeview) and a video card to run to a CRT TV. Not sure what I need to do on the video side of things, do I need to add a dedicated card and if so what would be good, also what sort of cabling is needed to get from VGA/DVI out to an RCA component in.

Any advice would be much appreciated

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  Reply # 368232 16-Aug-2010 15:49
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If only DVB-S (Freeview Satellite) any DVD capable video card - ie pretty much all of them - should be fine.

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  Reply # 368757 17-Aug-2010 16:22
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If the TV only has composite or svideo in, then you will need to look for an old card off trademe with those outputs, or jump on ebay and order a VGA to svideo box - both will cost about the same.


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  Reply # 373075 26-Aug-2010 12:11
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Thanks for the advice, I ended up purchasing a second hand ASUS EN7600GS off Trade Me and then run a S-Video to RCA cable from it, I can plug that direct into the TV or into a modulator to then run the display and sound to multiple TV's using standard aerial cable

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