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Ati 5850 dvi to analogue tv connect

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
November 12, 2009 3:35:03 AM

Will I have to abandon my analogue TV dual screen setup if I upgrade from my current video card with an s-video port to an ATI Radeon hd-5850 video card with DVI and HDMI but no s-video?
Or will I be able to connect the analogue TV to the card's DVI port?
The TV has s-video and AV (red, white, yellow) ports.
a c 147 U Graphics card
November 12, 2009 5:51:54 AM

You will not be able to connect them unless you have some sort of converter box that will convert DVI to AV cables.

Welcome to the digital age.
November 12, 2009 8:38:50 AM

OK, thanks for your reply.
I actually did a bit more research since posting and figured as much.

Hmmm digital age you say. Do I get a welcome present of a large HDTV?
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a c 147 U Graphics card
November 12, 2009 1:56:36 PM

Sure.. for a membership fee of $999.99 we will send you a free 40" 120Hz LCD.
November 26, 2009 8:57:20 AM

Thank you - that also answers my question.

Would it be possible to install two graphics cards - the Radeon HD5850 for digital, and a second, cheaper card with s-video output for connection to the analogue TV?

I think I've read somewhere that it's not possible to install two graphics cards in a single PC (except in SLI or Crossfire of course) but I can't rememder why. Driver problems maybe?