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ATI 4870 to 40" Samsung LCD help

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July 17, 2009 6:43:26 AM

I have a ATI 4870 graphics card and I would like to hook it up to my 40" Samsung LCD 1080p.

The Graphics card has two dvi outputs and the TV only has a PC VGA, so im thinking I will have to go HDMI.

If i use the DVI to HDMI convertor, how good is my picture quality going to be on the TV?

Will it be HD quality if I am streaming stuff from hulu or amazon or somewhere?

Any tips on how to set this up?

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July 17, 2009 6:59:36 AM

there will be no differance as far as quality goes. I use a dvi to hdmi conector on my rig. But for me, i get no sound... says somethin about me needing an actual hdmi to hdmi cable and use the hdmi adapter that came with my graphics card to get the onboard sound.(that was a mouthful)

well, its an HDtv, so you will have your HD quality. as long as you bump your resolution from 800x600 to 1920x1080P in CCC ;) 
a b U Graphics card
July 17, 2009 7:23:52 AM

hdmi IS DVI, with audio.

although there are different types of DVI. and quality, apparently. they all look the same to me.
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a b U Graphics card
July 17, 2009 6:59:10 PM

Many samsung TV's have a specific HDMI input they would prefer you use with PC's. Make sure you read the manual.
July 17, 2009 8:04:21 PM

DVI and HDMI are identical in terms of video signal. it is a digital signal no there will be no difference in video quality.
July 17, 2009 10:52:48 PM

thanks guys for the help and suggestions.

Will I need to make any changes in the Catalyst control center? or will it pretty much be plug and play?
July 18, 2009 1:39:50 AM

You might have to change your overscan/underscan, but that should be all. As for sound, you'll just have to switch your playback device. In Vista this is extremely easy, I can't remember for XP.