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Old 02-24-2005, 10:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is there a way i can plug my pc into my tv so i dont need to get a monitor?

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Old 02-25-2005, 08:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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According to the specs on the manufactures web page you should be able to use a tv as a monitor.

However, you may need to use a monitor so that you can adjust the monitor settings so that it will display in TV mode. From what I gathered, if your tv has a s-video or an DVI connection you should be able to do it. If not then you may need a s-video to rca or cable converter, and to be completely honest, my radeon has both these types of monitor outputs and I have used s-video to my tv and the picture really isn't that great, kind of fuzzy actually. I haven't tried the DVI connection, but one could possibly assume that since your card out puts in HDTV it may be clear enough to use as a monitor. But if that is the case wouldn't it be make more sense just to get a monitor instead of buying a hi-def tv, unless your filthy rich and your computer is for your Porsche.

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Old 03-01-2005, 11:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Basically you will absolutely need a monitor unless you have a high definition TV and the appropiate connections. See monitors are progressive scan, which means that every line is shown on the screen in one frame. With a TV (non high definition) its non progressive which means that it scans the odd lines one frame then the even lines the other frame. You get a blurred image compared to a monitor. For movies there isn't a problem but reading text is nearly impossible.
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