Bed-ridden work via s-video to TV (PLEASE HELP)
Hello, and YAH bless you all who help me on this matter.
I'm restricted to my bed right now, as I broke my heel and I need a way of working from bed, so I need a way of working from my computer from my bed. I'm thinking if I can get a half way decent image through my s-video line in the TV, i can at least work a little more comfortably. I write music with my computer and I have a Tascam usb interface that I use to record guitar and vocals with. Both my guitars and mics are near my bed, but my computer is across the room. I need to type essays using my wireless keyboard and mouse setup and to at least conceive the screen with some clarity. I hear that with some old tv's the migration from monitor to TV does not work well, but I might as well find as much information about this as I can, and that's why I'm writing this.
I have a desktop made by a company called VPR Matrix, a generic brand that I bought at Best Buy in 2001.
It has a Pentium 4 at 1.6 gigz, two 80gig harddrives, a Creative SB Audigy 2 ZS audio card, 512 DDR SDram, and maybe 6 PCI slots, 3 open now.
I am looking to buy some Patriot ram from (newegg). Patriot 512MB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) I know my compter can handle this because I went to crucial.com and did a scan. I decided on Patriot ram because it is made in the usa and seen reliable and sufficient for my need. That is step one in my plan.
My monitor, a Samsung Syncmaster 753df has decided to crap out on me and not display and red, so what I want to do is get a new video card that supports s-video out and display through my TV, which is a Philips 20 inch flat screen monitor. The model number is Philips TV 20PT6441 20" real flat
I need suggestions for video cards that will work with my motherboard. I talked to a computer tech friend of the family whose been doing this sort of thing for over 30 years and he said that basically any video card that I get can be used. I want to get something NVIDIA and not too special, as long as it supports s-video and is decent, and I might need a good video cable to go from the card to my TV.
Any suggestions and help is much appreciated. Thank you and Abba Bless.
I found out what kind of motherboard i am running and the specs so this info might help
Model: Intel D845BG
Chipset: Intel i845D Rev 04
Southbridge: Intel 82801BA (ICH2)
Version AGP version 2.0
Max Support 4X
Sideband not supported