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S-video out resolution?

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January 7, 2009 1:32:44 AM

I downloaded some 1080p videos recently and wanna play it on the HDTV. However, it is kinda annoying that my TV only accept 1600x1200 via VGA. I decided to connect my PC in the basement up to the TV on the 1st floor.

card I'm using is the powercolor x1950 pro which has two DVI-D and a S-video VIVO. The packet comes with a s-video->component adapter. I tried connecting that to the monitor but the resolution is just not good.

I wanna know what the limit is from the s-video, or do i have to change some setting to get 1080 from that.

It is the cheapest solution I could think of. 25 ft DVI or HDMI would cost too much that I'll just stick to the 1600x1200 laptop.....

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a c 358 U Graphics card
January 7, 2009 3:19:18 AM

S-Video is analog and I believe it's specifications is 480i. It is possible to max it out to 1024 x 768 but it depends on the TV's integrated electronic which will determine how well the image will be displayed.

I don't know how it will look on an HDTV 'cause I don't own one yet.
a b U Graphics card
January 7, 2009 3:52:07 AM

S video is quite low res - it won't even approach true HD resolutions.
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January 7, 2009 4:03:19 AM

Don't know what you are willing to spend on cables, but check out "monoprice.com". DVI or HDMI run about $1 a foot there. I doubt you will find them cheaper.
January 7, 2009 4:25:28 AM

jaguarskx said:
S-Video is analog and I believe it's specifications is 480i. It is possible to max it out to 1024 x 768 but it depends on the TV's integrated electronic which will determine how well the image will be displayed.

I don't know how it will look on an HDTV 'cause I don't own one yet.


cjl said:
S video is quite low res - it won't even approach true HD resolutions.


Thats what I think but since it is a 9pin s-video and I'm using a s-video -> component adapter, I hoped it would support more than the old school 4pin s-video does.

turk_1000 said:
Don't know what you are willing to spend on cables, but check out "monoprice.com". DVI or HDMI run about $1 a foot there. I doubt you will find them cheaper.


thanks Turk, I'll get a HDMI from there.
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