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Windows 7: Computer to HDTV Monitor ??


02 Dec 2009   #1
24c

Win7 x64 Ult
 
 
Computer to HDTV Monitor ??

I just finished a new machine, EVGA VIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX+ card. The card has two DVI outlets - 1 S Video outlet. I'm using a Sony Bravia 32" XBR for a monitor.

Using a DVI to HDMI adapter gives me a not so good picture.
Using a DVI to VGA adapter and connecting to the TV in the "PC IN" area, give me a better picture, but still nothing all that great.

Using my Dell laptop, with NVIDIA GeForce 9400M G video and an HDMI outlet gives me a great picture when I go HDMI to HDMI.

I know I am not happy with what I have, I don't know what to do next.

My 1st thought, based on the laptop experience, is to get a video card with an HDMI outlet.

My 2nd thought is to try the S Video connection, which I would if I had a cable.

My 3rd thought was to come here and ask advice from people who probably can come up with more than 3 thoughts at a time.

Any thoughts appreciated.

This machine has:
Intel i7-950 CPU
12 GB DDR3 SDRAM
ASUS PT 6 MOBO

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02 Dec 2009   #2

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Use this and make sure the resolution/refresh rate are both as high as the tv can accept.

"Using a DVI to HDMI adapter gives me a not so good picture."
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02 Dec 2009   #3
24c

Win7 x64 Ult
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GuaranT View Post
Use this and make sure the resolution/refresh rate are both as high as the tv can accept.

"Using a DVI to HDMI adapter gives me a not so good picture."
The TV will do 120 HZ, I'll give it a try.

Thanks for the idea.

ETA - Good idea - I had a cable with DVI on one end and HDMI on the other. It and some adjustments to the TV made a big big difference.

All I show is 60HZ for a refresh rate, the TV will take 120. I'll have to look around and see if there is some software/drivers for the TV like there is for monitors. This TV as a monitor deal was a last minute decision and I wasn't as prepared as I should ahve been.

Thank you again, I appreciate your help.
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02 Dec 2009   #4

 
S Vid

S video will give you the best video for the limited capabilities of your card.
If you want true Hi def install a new card that is HDMI capable.
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02 Dec 2009   #5

7 Prof
 
 

The 9800 GTX is more than capable for DHCP. I had the same problem initially with my HTPC build when using DVI-HDMI adapter. The "issue" is that images appeared too sharp and some times with too much contrast, and this issue is hard to explain/capture b/c screenshots won't show it. N/e how, I never isolated it to a single source b/c the TV I use (LN46A550) had a display problem with this very exact DVI-HDMI conversion and a solution was found on the web that suggested changing the HDMI port. At the same time, I updated the video card driver (8800GT), and the problem went away. So if by "Using a DVI to HDMI adapter gives me a not so good picture." you mean the same thing as I described above, try those 2 solutions out and hope for the best.
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02 Dec 2009   #6
24c

Win7 x64 Ult
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Adrian View Post
S video will give you the best video for the limited capabilities of your card.
If you want true Hi def install a new card that is HDMI capable.
Are there any cards you'd recommend? I've always been partial to NVIDIA, but open to ideas.

Thank you for the suggestion, a fairly strong one, I might add. I like that.
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02 Dec 2009   #7

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Your current card is perfectly capable and S-Video<HMDI or DVI
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02 Dec 2009   #8
24c

Win7 x64 Ult
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GuaranT View Post
Your current card is perfectly capable and S-Video<HMDI or DVI
Is there a way to "crank up" the refresh rate from 60 to 120 Hz?
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02 Dec 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

A cheap HDMI card that is HDCP compatible - look for something like a 4670 with HDMI output.
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02 Dec 2009   #10

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 24c View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GuaranT View Post
Your current card is perfectly capable and S-Video<HMDI or DVI
Is there a way to "crank up" the refresh rate from 60 to 120 Hz?
Yeah. You could try setting a custom profile. There's information around here someplace on the forum for that. Not sure where. Maybe check the 59 Hz thread.

Or

Screen Refresh Rate - Custom for NVIDIA Brand
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