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DO I NEED TO ADD A GRAPHICS CARD?

I just upgraded my computer to a motherboard that supports duel displays.
It has HMDI, VGA AND DVI-D PORTS.
I want to connect to my HDTV and my monitor as I did in my old system.
In that system I had to add a graphics card that had an S-VIDEO output to my HDTV.
Even though the graphics card is PCI it will not fit in the PCI slots of the new motherboard.
SO - do I need a graphics card?
The 2nd part of my question is: since I don't have access to an S-VIDEO output what is the best route to use to connect up to my HDTV that is 40 feet away?
Jaytee
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    Don't need another card and certainly not s-video (that's only 480 standard def). I'd run DVI to my monitor and HDMI to the TV ($65):

    http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10240&cs_id=1025503&p_id=9431&seq=1&format=2
  2. HDMI to the HDTV for sure.
  3. Best answer selected by Johntee2012.
  4. J_E_D_70 said:
    Don't need another card and certainly not s-video (that's only 480 standard def). I'd run DVI to my monitor and HDMI to the TV ($65):

    http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10240&cs_id=1025503&p_id=9431&seq=1&format=2


    Thank you JED.
    I have ordered the cable from the source you provided.
  5. Glad I could help!
  6. I was concerned about using HDMI because all the stores only sell them in short lengths and I felt that there was a distance limitation. The mono site claims their cable is good for 65 Feet.
    Here is something I noticed in my SONY documentation: "for better PC view, use the PC IN (RGB IN) input".
    The PC IN (RGB/AUDIO) description says: connects to a personal computer's output connector using HD15-HD15 cable(anolog RGB not supplied)
    Any thoughts on this?
  7. Well, you could get a long VGA cable like that but it doesn't pass audio like HDMI. Up to you!
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