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Connecting a graphics card to HDTV Projector?

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April 29, 2008 8:55:29 PM

I am looking at buying a card that will primarily be used with a monitor, But I want the option of outputting to a HDTV just to display images in a sideshow.

I am looking at buying an EVGA 512-P3-N862-AR GeForce 9600GT Superclocked 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

I am pretty sure this card will work fine for my PC work, however when I look at the included setup cables it looks like the HDTV component cables come out of the s-video output on the card. I don't know about getting component cabling from an s-video output, but don't see how this would give a quality image.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ShowImage.aspx?CurImage=1...

I do have two DVI outputs on the card. Maybe it would be best if I came out of one of these to the HDTV. Please excuse if this is a very noooooobie question. I am just not familiar with how this works.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ShowImage.aspx?CurImage=1...

Appreciate your responses,

Thanks,
Bill
April 29, 2008 9:27:04 PM

I have a 720p projector and i use the cheapest 9600 or at the time dual DVI card i could find.
I use a DVI to HDMI cable and it works perfectly.
completely plug and play.

here is a link to explanation of HDMI and DVI
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/250281-33-hdmi-worth#...

if u have any more question...
ask away
a c 140 U Graphics card
April 30, 2008 2:45:00 PM

It really depends on what inputs you have available on your HDTV. If you have an available HDMI input (i.e. one not already in use), then you can use the DVI-HDMI setup that MadHacker gives.

Some HDTVs come with a "PC" connection that is usually either DVI or VGA. If your TV has one of these available, you can directly connect it using the secondary DVI connection (and included with the graphics card DVI-VGA adapter, if it's a VGA connection).

If your HDTV only has component inputs available, then you'll have to use the included HDTV (S-Video to Component) cable. You should note, however, that the TV-Out connector on the graphics card is not the standard 4-pin S-Video, but a non-standard 7-Pin S-Video, which (according to Wiki) is capable of carrying YPbPr component video.

Hope this helps some.

-Wolf sends
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