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DO I NEED TO ADD A GRAPHICS CARD?

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November 30, 2012 3:51:58 PM

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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November 30, 2012 4:11:28 PM

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&...

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November 30, 2012 4:14:24 PM

HDMI to the HDTV for sure.
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November 30, 2012 8:20:15 PM

Best answer selected by Johntee2012.
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December 1, 2012 7:37:08 PM

Glad I could help!
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December 3, 2012 5:17:33 PM

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?
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December 3, 2012 5:32:11 PM

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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