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How to connect an analog TV to a VGA/DVI graphic cards on PC?


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rickstermar555

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I have an analog TV with component & composite holes, but my graphic card only has a DVI and VGA output. I just bought this card 9400GT Geforce and it doesn't have S-Video.

http://www.newegg.co...&Tpk=xfx 9400gt

From reading through the comments & researching, I see I can possibly use a component video transcoder, but I just want to make sure be before I make a purchase and if there are any other options for me. This graphic card will support component output.

I want to use either component or RCA (white, yellow, red) cables.

Here is how the back of my TV looks like.

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So..what is the best and cheapest option for me? Thanks.
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It looks like you should be able to use a VGA to Component adapter cable. But the reality is, I would start budgeting for a new TV that supports a digital (either DVI or HDMI) input.

Note with the above cable, you still need to connect an audio cable from your computer to your TV if you want to hear the computer's audio from the TV's speakers.

If you have a VCR or DVD player, you might check if they accept any digital inputs.
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