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Windows 7: Would this card work for TV video?

21 Jan 2010   #1
peterN

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Would this card work for TV video?

I want to hook up my pc to my tv through s-video, basically to watch movies, Would this card:
Newegg.com - ZOTAC ZT-84MEH3P-FSL GeForce 8400 GS 512MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

work for my pc:
Product Specifications - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

If not, what would be a good cheap card I could use?


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21 Jan 2010   #2
Extensa

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Should work, however S-Video is an extremely low quality signal (640*480). You would be better off buying a DVI to HDMI converter and connecting through that. OR buy a card with HDMI support built in.

Hope this helps,

Extensa
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21 Jan 2010   #3
peterN

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

The only problem with that is I don't have an HDTV
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21 Jan 2010   #4
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Hello PeterN and welcome to seven forums. Tell us what connection options are avalible on you TV. For starters. Thanks. Fabe
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21 Jan 2010   #5
peterN

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Only s-video and composite, and I will be using about a 12-15 ft cable
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21 Jan 2010   #6
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Well most cards come with s video but don't expect any great quality of picture especially using so much cable. And yes the card you linked to has s video. Fabe
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21 Jan 2010   #7
peterN

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thanks, there is just one more question I can't find an answer for: Will the card output separate images to the tv and my monitor, or will they both display the exact same image?
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22 Jan 2010   #8
Extensa

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

You can choose in your options whether you want to clone (Both display the same image), or extend desktop (Used for side-by-side monitors). You can do this in the control panel under Display>Change Display Settings..

Hope this helps,

Extensa
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23 Jan 2010   #9
peterN

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I didn't know this was an option in Windows, I thought it depended on the video card. Thanks!
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23 Jan 2010   #10
Extensa

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Not a problem.. Let us know how this turns out for you!

Hope we can help you in the future,

Extensa
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