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Looking for a new HDTV tuner card for my new 30"

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October 15, 2006 9:20:40 AM

Looking at buying a 30" dell 3007fpw monitor. I have a problem though, I need to hook my xbox360 up to it using the Red Green Blue component cables. Have a 21" monitor right now that has these plug ins on the actual monitor so it was never a problem. Can someone recommend a good HD card that this will be possible with? I'm also using Win XP MCE so something that would be compatible with that os is a must!

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October 15, 2006 11:17:25 AM

Isnt there some sort of converter from RCA jacks to something the TV/Monitor has? ATI makes a bunch of Tv cards like your looking for try thier website www.ati.com i believe all tuner cards have rca capability.
October 15, 2006 3:46:33 PM

somebody also makes a vga cable for the 360
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October 15, 2006 4:02:15 PM

doesnt the console have a VGA and DVI connection on it? thought it was suppose to.
October 15, 2006 4:56:32 PM

See heres the problem. My video card which has 2 dvi ports on it both will be taken up by the new monitor, it requires both dvi ports. There is a VGA cable for the 360 but I have no where to plug it in and the monitor only has the 2 dvi ports for video which does suck. So i'm tring to find some kind tv tuner option to hook up the 360.
October 15, 2006 5:12:24 PM

Why does it requier both DVI ports being used? Unless you want to do dual monitor of course.
October 15, 2006 5:25:20 PM

I think that running 30" LCD's at 2560x1600 high resolution requires the use of a dual link DVI card...
But Dell's 2405FPW works at 1900x1200 using a single DVI link...
October 15, 2006 5:30:04 PM

As in dual connections? or a actualy dual link DVI connector?
October 15, 2006 5:41:58 PM

I have a ATI x1900XT that has dual link dvi (guess it means it can use both dvi ports on the video card to enable a very high resolution like 2560x1600).
October 15, 2006 5:47:14 PM

Dual link DVI is a single cable not dual connections. All it takes is a special dual link cable. I believe the video card comes with a single link cable. Perhaps the monitor comes with a dual link cable. thats a awsome resalutions wish video cards were powerfull enough for that :(  (for gaming that is)
October 21, 2006 10:13:53 AM

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Dual link DVI is a single cable not dual connections. All it takes is a special dual link cable. I believe the video card comes with a single link cable. Perhaps the monitor comes with a dual link cable. thats a awsome resalutions wish video cards were powerfull enough for that :(  (for gaming that is)


You are right enforcer. Dual Link DVI is a single cable :) 
That monitor that requires that your card is Dual Link capable so u can use it at its native resolution (2560x1200 if im not wrong)
October 21, 2006 1:17:18 PM

i think its 1600 not 1200 but hell it depends on the monitor so dont listen to me. I believe pretty much any card you get can handle dual link cables just check and make sure your monitor comes with one because i havent had a video card come with one yet. I wager they arent to cheap either. I would love to have a res even higher then the one you quoted as long as i dont have to play games in that res that is. i would defanitly need some serious hardware for that kind of res D:. But i love windows desktop realistate.
October 21, 2006 1:50:20 PM

You were right :oops: 
2560 x 1600 that is. I'm waiting the same screen, i just placed the order 2 days ago 8). Monitor does come with the cable, but my AGP card will only provide a 1600x1200 resolution :evil:  (yes i need to upgrade hehe, next year :twisted:) 
A friend already has it and he uses the screen at 2560x1600, its ****** huge!

I'll post some pics when i got mine :roll:
October 21, 2006 2:24:29 PM

WOW only 1600x1200? you have a riva tnt? lol i only ask because i think my radeon 64 vivo even did res of like 1920x1440 lol
October 21, 2006 3:29:21 PM

LOL! :lol:  :lol: 

That's what it says at the cards website... it's a Xpertvision X850XT...
mmm wait a sec, just when you said about your graphic card resolution i remember last time i plugged my parents LCD to my graphic card i was able to choose 1920x1024 so maybe i could improve a bit the resolution hehe.

Anyway the vivo cards are supposed to provide better resolutions? Im lost but i know i should change the computer so it will be a couple of months :twisted:

Strange thing is that ATI says:
"The Radeon® X850 series also features ATI's incredible display architecture, now with dual-DVI support. With output to HDTV capability"

I guess xpertvision isn't a good enssembler :evil: 
October 22, 2006 11:03:08 PM

You could just use the component cables built into the monitor.... and the remote for the monitor....
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