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« on: December 02, 2004, 03:35:29 AM »

Not so much of a hardware problem as a general hardware question. I was wondering if anyone knew anything about hooking up a computer to a TV instead of a monitor. What type of video card is needed? What adapters are needed? Any info would be much appreciated.
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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2004, 04:03:21 AM »

ReadTHIS for more info.

Personlly I use the nVidia FX5700LE 256MB DDR AGP 8X with TV out...Grin
I use GoldPlated RCA cables (125FT) to the Jacks on the front of the 36" TV then go into the nView settings and switch Displays...  Wink

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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2004, 04:12:52 AM »

Thanks a bunch. I'm assuming it'd work the same with 128 MBs of video memory. The guy I'm building this for is a gamer but even Doom 3 doesn't need 256MB of video memory. GT Edition FX5500 should be good enough to run almost anything he needs to now a days right?
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« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2004, 04:21:30 AM »

You bet...it will do fine.. Cheesy

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« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2004, 03:03:29 AM »

Thanks a bunch. One last question though. Where would you recommend buying the cables? I've checked ZipZoomFly and all they have is a 6 inch tv-video adapter. That would probably be easier, unless your way is better. But more than 6 inches would be needed. Any ideas?
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« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2004, 03:25:03 AM »

Well we have Radio Shack up here in Canada...Try TigerDirect

I got mine from Radio Shack...50FT lenghts.

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