I recently purchased a new HDTV and would like to be able to connect my computer up to it. I have an nVidia GTX 260 graphics card which has 2 DVI ports and what looks to be an S-Video port. The card came with a connector that fits into the S-video port and turns it into a component connection.
I am wondering whether or not I will get 1080p signal if i connect my card to my TV using a component cable. I know that component cables can deliver 1080p signal, but since the component adapter fits into an s-video port I'm wondering if I'll get 1080p signal out of it.
I would like to avoid buying an HDMI cable if possible because my computer is about 20 feet away from my TV and well... we all know the prices of HDMI cables!
Does anyone know what kind of signal I would get if I bought a component cable to hook up to my component adapter on my card?
The only way would be to use a DVI-HDMI converter; as the signal is EXACTLY THE SAME between the two wires, theres plenty of those out there. And if you still want to connect to your moniter, you can buy a cheap 3/4-way HDMI switch for $49.99 or so, so you can choose which display you want to output to.
You could use component (using the s-video out), but that probably will limit you to 1080i instead of 1080p.
I ended up purchasing a 24 foot HDMI cable from MonoPrice for only 20 bucks! It came yesterday and works flawlessly. I even have the sound coming from my TV which is really nice. Thanks for all the help guys.