I found this section of the forum to be the best to post my query. If i am at the wrong place plz tell me where to post it.
now I have a geforce 7300 gt ddr2 graphics card with two dvi and one s video output. I want to connect it to a tv which does not have either of the inputs but only RCA input. So can I still connect my PC to the tv with the help of some adapter that can convert s video to rca??? also, does a converter exists that can convert dvi to RCA??????
I live in India. If such converters exist, can somebody from India (specifically Delhi), tell me where to find them??? any online store will help too..
And basically, i want some tutorial also as to how should i connect my pc with my tv so comments are welcome from anybody whether living in India or not. .
any help greatly appreciated....pl help me as soon as you can.
Hey thanks Nukemaster.....you helped me a great deal...
now the problem is, this is pretty much the same solution i was hoping for. and no such cable is available here as far as i know and i did search my market for this.. So if there are any Indians on this board, can they please tell me where i can find such cable in Delhi, India???
and once again thanx atonne Nukemaster..Can you please tell me if there is cable that can convert DVI to RCA????
Nukemaster, I do have a DVD player but I dont wanna use it.
I have two TV sets. One is a 20 year old 21 inches that has ony two composite inputs, one for video and one for sound(mono). The other one has the RCA input and is a 2000 BPL model(29 inches). Both are CRT(if that helps). Like you said I can use an s video to RCA converter. Thats ok and I will do it.
And if I get a 7 pin connector, does that make a difference? I have a 4 pin one. I have read somewhere that 7 pin s video cable can be used with 4 pin one. Can anybody confirm this????
but I can only assume you guys have DVD players that need to be hooked up to old TV's just like here.
By that i mean Modulators where designed to let you run a DVD player on an old TV. This device also lets you run a computer on a TV. I was not telling you to use your DVD player. I was telling you a modulator will let you run your computer on ANY tv. as long as it has a coax input.
Now for the 7 vs 4 thing
As you can see in the picture, some cards have a 7 pin and others have a 4. As such i suggest you just use a 4 in cable. The extra pins are depending on card for video in and RCA in/out, however the pinout is different for different cards so you better stick with what works, 4 pin. You can plug a 4pin cable to a 7pin connector but you can not plug a 7 pin cable into a 4 pin connector.
Also note that some cards have a proprietary connector like the X1900's and many dell laptops. This however should not be a problem for you.
ok nukemaster , I bought a S video to RCA converter and fired up the system with my 21 inch TV. but what all I get is a glowing ray of light, although my system does recognise it. What seems to be a problem here???
did you check the video standard? If it is set wrong the image will not display right. For example, My TV standard is NTSC if i set the video card to PAL the image will be black and white and jump all over. Maybe you are getting a similar problem.
Sorry I do not know your TV system.
You should be able to run Clone mode and test your settings. Also try to select composite. in some cases that can help.
hey nukemaster u r d best.....
by "glowing ray of light" i mean there is a ray of light at the center of the screen running horizontally...and its constantly there not affected by any changes i make in settings.....I even use TVttool(for nvidia owners, its tv display utility), but to no avail..Now I think my TV has gone bad, and ill have to get it repaired...
Ill try to attach my 29 inch TV to my PC and let you know ASAp.
one more thing, just now I noticed that my vid card has a 7 pin connector and am using a 4 pin connector..Ihope this is not an issue?????
And thanx for your awesome suggestions and especially for those screenshots....
By built less well now i mean. that the tubes are of a lower quality. they do not last as long and if you run a flashing image you will see the image get bigger and smaller(try a lightning storm, better yet watch the time machine when he fires that thing up.). Do this to a 15+ year old tv and the image is solid and fixed. CRT monitors are the same way(some high end ones are still good).