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September 8, 2003 8:29:36 AM

I've got several films in AVI format and I was wanting to view them on my TV. I thought the best way would be to use a TV Out video card. What kind of quality can I expect? Is there any picture distortion if displayed on a widescreen?

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September 8, 2003 9:29:40 AM

I play DVD s through my gf2 mx400 onto a 68cm sony thing, its not widescreen, but it comes up as widescreen and its just like any other dvd player running. perfect. I'm not sure if AVI format will male any difference.

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September 8, 2003 11:00:03 AM

In my experience it will look ok. Nice enough. But not as good as a DVD.

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September 8, 2003 1:31:34 PM

It'll look great but the image quality really depends on what codec is used to make the AVI and what bitrate it's set at.

But generally it'll look better on TV than it will on your monitor because the low res of the TV will hide the compression artifacts on low res AVIs.

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September 8, 2003 3:04:50 PM

Cleeve said all I want to say ^^
September 9, 2003 8:29:30 AM

I bought a video card with an s-video out. Unfortunately the TV only has a SCART (I know I should have really checked). At this point I guess I need to link my sound in as well. I have a SBLive 5.1 card with the usual three stereo holes. Is there a SCART adapter? If so can someone point me in the direction where I can buy one? (I live in the UK)

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