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Connecting PC to TV to watch DVD on bigger screen?


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Building new system,
ASUS P4C800E-Del board,
ASUS TV tuner card
ASUS GEForce 6600GT graphics card

Will that setup allow me to put
a DVD into the computer and
hook it up so I can watch it on
the TV? Bigger screen of course.

Graphics card has S-video and "composite"
TV output - would that mean
I'd have to have an S video
hookup on the tv to connect?

Thanks!
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HIya,
Right click In emprty space on your desktop an dchosses properteis then settings
2. click on advanced and then the geforce tab
3. click nview option
4 select desired nveiw mode
5 right click on tv icon and select tv format
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Alright!

Thanks!

I don't quite have the system up
and running yet, so advice/info
like that much appreciated!

You oughta write instruction manuals!
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Thanx...l o l
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As far as this question -

Graphics card has S-video and "composite"
TV output - would that mean
I'd have to have an S video
hookup on the tv to connect?


If the video card has composite output as you stated, then you won't need an S-Video input on your TV, just the old style RCA jacks (the red/yellow/white ones). I've noticed much better quality running over S-Video though, and most new TV's have an input for it, and if not, your DVD player (if you have one) most likley would. Remember, either way you'll still need to use the yellow/white RCA jacks to hook up audio. Radio shack sells a nice cable to take the 1/8" output on your system to the RCA jacks you'll plug into the TV. I've got a system running like this so if you run into any snags in setup, post and I'll help further.
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Looked at a pic of the card on ASUS
(at work right now), but didn't see
anything but S video out.

I could maybe run the audio thru
my pc speaker system - better than
the tv anyway.

Thanks for the info!
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Took a look at the card as well, all I can see on it are the DVI, DB-15, and S-Videos outputs on it. I assume then, that ASUS packages the card with a S-Video to RCA converter cable... For picture quality reasons, I'd refrain from using that and just go straight with the S-Video connection if your TV has it.

As far as audio, yes you could just use your PC's speaker system for audio output.

Edited by MikeFromNY, 31 October 2005 - 12:26 AM.

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