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Topic # 17890 16-Dec-2007 22:35
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I don't have the normal output and PC port on my TV/PC... is there a product which will take the video output and switch it into AV or anything like this which will allow me to show my screen on a TV??

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  Reply # 100337 16-Dec-2007 22:50
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There are a few around, they produce a truly awful picture in my experience, and I would not recommend them.

Is this for like a media centre or something?









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  Reply # 100345 17-Dec-2007 00:53
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No just home use, to display pictures and videos on my TV from my PC. Can you name a products to i can price it out??

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 101761 25-Dec-2007 16:07
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Umm if you have a media centre PC and a Xbox 360 the Xbox can go through your PC and I think you can view all your pics and that through the Television but I am not 100% right I haven't tried it yet

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  Reply # 101788 25-Dec-2007 23:37
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Do you have a modern LCD or Plasma TV? If so then chances are you have a VGA port on the back which should give you an excellent picture.



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  Reply # 101797 26-Dec-2007 06:15
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NO my TV's are all old and I don't hav a XBox.

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  Reply # 101832 26-Dec-2007 15:45
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Most CRT (Tube) TV's simply do not have the resolution to properly display a computer output and therefore you will probably be disappointed in the results (Small text will likely be close to unreadable)

There are many graphics cards as well as external devices that will do this for you, but as I said, expect the results to be poor.

If you do not want to replace your graphics card, try something like this:
http://www.dse.co.nz/cgi-bin/dse.storefront/4771bfa200fbbed8273fc0a87f33073c/Product/View/XH8624

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  Reply # 104025 10-Jan-2008 15:18
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Personally i would go with a new video card that has S-Video out and comes with a RCA adapter.
Most MSI cards do call any pc shop they will be able to have a look and let you know.

Then its just a matter of running the main cable from ya card to the Monitor and the other cable to your TV.
Installing the latest drivers and in the config you will be able to select the second monitor and this will put a picture on your tv.
You may need to make it primary to view slideshows etc on it.

Some cards support clone (same image on both screens)
I have found this to be tempremental between cards though

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  Reply # 104027 10-Jan-2008 15:23
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Damoz101: Some cards support clone (same image on both screens)
I have found this to be tempremental between cards though


This only really works well when the screen size is 1024*768 or less.

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  Reply # 104030 10-Jan-2008 15:31
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Agreed
I think the ATI software lets you specify 2 different resolutions for each screen.

However trying to read anything on a tv (dont even bother)



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  Reply # 105548 18-Jan-2008 15:52
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I bought a device from dick smiths, it plugs into your usb port to get its power.  You plug this straight into the back of your computer where you'd normally plug in your screen, then you plug your screen into this device.   It has an RCA output on it which you can then plug into your tv.  I use this at home to broadcast simpsons to every tv in the house.

heres the link
http://www.dse.co.nz/cgi-bin/dse.storefront/479013ce007ed7542740c0a87f3306e1/Product/View/XH8624

its a pretty easy option, as you dont have to take your computer apart and dont have to worry about drivers.

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