Re: Digest Number 2897
- --- In HDTV-in-SFbay@yahoogroups.com, "kb1we6r" <capyo670@...> wrote:
>The device at the Amazon link had a pass-through port for your monitor. That is, you plug a cable from the computer to that box, then from that box to your monitor. Then connect another cable from the box to your TV.
> I need the VGA port for my monitor.
> No VGA input on the TV.Absolutely. The better solution, if you can, is to get a video card with two DVI outputs. DVI can be converted to HDMI (video only) with just an adapter cable. DVI can also be converted to VGA with just an adapter cable.
> I can run the S Video now, don't I need something with a Component or HDMI to get 16:9 HD?
Make sure you check out your computer to see whether it can take a new video card (some can't), and if so, which type of bus (AGP, PCI, PCIx or PCIe and how many lanes) you would use for the video card.
The local computer store (Central Computer) has an Asus ATI Radeon 3450 PCIe video card with HDMI and HDCP, TV out and VGA with 256M of VRAM for $40. It's not a gamer's card, but it's certainly enough to watch video on your TV.
The new mac mini can also be used for such a configuration, if you were so inclined. It has two video output ports, either of which can be cabled to VGA or DVI. I've run an older mini on a 50" DLP TV at 720P for years now, and it's great. 720P is a little bit of a low resolution for a computer, but the font sizes are very natural sitting on the couch 6 feet away from the screen. Even if the TV had a native resolution of 1080P, I think the fonts would end up too small to read.
- A Nvidia 6200 has VGA, SVideo and DVI. You can use a DVI to HDMI cable to connect to your HDTV. They are cheap and unless you do 30d you don't need anything better.Allen
On Thu, May 7, 2009 at 7:59 AM, kb1we6r <capyo670@...> wrote:
I need the VGA port for my monitor.
No VGA input on the TV.
I can run the S Video now, don't I need something with a Component or HDMI to get 16:9 HD?
--- In HDTV-in-SFbay@yahoogroups.com, Robert <gimbop@...> wrote:
> Found the exact model I bought for them working well..
> http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0000A0BOB?smid=A2YLYLTN75J8LR&tag=dealtime-ce-mpfeed-20&linkCode=asn> On Wed, May 6, 2009 at 2:44 PM, Robert <Gimbop@...> wrote:> >> <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HDTV-in-SFbay;_ylc=X3oDMTJkMm9waXJxBF9TAzk3MzU5NzE1BGdycElkAzI2MDg3MDIEZ3Jwc3BJZAMxNzA1MDE3NTYzBHNlYwNoZHIEc2xrA2hwaARzdGltZQMxMjQxNjQ1Mzk2>
> > That method doesn't necssarily work as the output is considered secondary
> > and may not be a "playable" display surface since it's not your primary
> > display.
> > best is probably a scanline convertor to output from ur VGA port to TV..
> > like with this i setup for an old couple wanting to watch their foreign
> > soaps on their TV..
> > http://www.amazon.com/PC-TO-TV-VIDEO-CONVERTER/dp/B001CJOLBW/ref=dp_cp_ob_e_title_3
> > lotsa options..
> > http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_e?url=search-alias%3Delectronics&field-keywords=vga+to+tv&x=0&y=0
> > it works very well.
> > they watch youtube and other streaming sites on their tv with wireless
> > keyboard/mouse to control their PC from bed
> > -Robert
> > higher end:
> > http://www.amazon.com/StarTech-VGA2CPNT-Component-Video-Converter/dp/B000G6Y0S6/ref=pd_cp_e_2?pf_rd_p=413863501&pf_rd_s=center-41&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B000FPF44M&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=05SVH3FQRMD2X5A90EF4
> > On Wed, May 6, 2009 at 2:29 PM, <HDTV-in-SFbay@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
> >> The latest HDTV equipment and stations
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> >> <capyo670@...?Subject=+Re%3A%20Web-to-TV%20video%20streaming%20grows%20in%20popularity> kb1we6r
> >> <http://profiles.yahoo.com/kb1we6r> Tue May 5, 2009 7:13 pm (PDT)
> >> I have only S video out of my computer. Any recommendations out there if I
> >> want to upgrade my video card??
> >> Keith in Monterey