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Old 03-31-2010, 02:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question HDTV FOR MONITOR???

BFG GeForce 9500GT To LG HDTV --HELP
Hi ,
I am Buying A LG HDTV Tomorrow It Is A 42inch LF11 (SPEC BELOW)
I am running windows 7 .4GB Memory on my DESKTOP PC.
I Am Also Going To Buy A HDMI to DVI Cable And Intend Running Everything Through My TV.
I Want To Know will I Be Able to Run My Computer Through The TV Trouble Free it This Way.

I Have Heard I Wont Get Sound Through My Graphics Card BFG NVIDIA GEFORCE 9500GT but that is okay for now.. i will run the sound through my pc external speakers as always. My Graphics Card says DVi-i not just DVi . What Does This Mean as i see a few varieties of DVI Cables.. DVI-D DVI and DVI-D. When Getting My Cable Does This MAtter?

Here is the Spec For The HDTV Followed By The Spec OF The Graphics Card:
LG 42 inch LF11

Display

Screen size (in.)
42
Display Type
LCD
Full HD (1080p)
Yes
Resolution
1920 x 1080
Brightness (cd/m2)
450 cd/㎡
Contrast Ratio
30,000:1
Colours Reproduction (R,G,B) Bit
10 bits
Life Span (hr)
60,000 hr

Video

XD Engine
Yes
Aspect Ratio
16:9

Input Details

Cinema 3:2 / 2:2 Pull down Mode
Yes
Aspect Ratio Correction
6 Modes (16:9, Just Scan, 4:3, Set by Program, Zoom1, Zoom2)
Just Scan
HDMI(1080i/1080p/720p) Component(1080i/1080p/720p) RF(1080i/720p)
Eye Care (Anti Dazzling)
Yes
AV Mode (Cinema/Game/Sport)
Cinema / Sport / Game

Audio

Audio Output
10W + 10W
Speaker System
Invisible Speaker1 Way 2 Speakers
Dolby Digital Decoder
Yes
Surround System
YesSRS Trusurround XT
Sound Status Mode
5 modes (Standard,Music,Cinema,Sport,Game)
Clear Voice II
Yes

Special Features

Simple E-Manual
Yes
Energy Saving recommended
Basic
1080P Source Input
HDMI (60/30/24p) Component (60/30/24p) RGB (WXGA)
Closed Caption
Yes
SimpLink (HDMI-CEC)
Yes
Clock On/ Off Time
Yes
Clock Sleep Timer
Yes

Jack Pack (TV Side)

AV In
Yes (1)
Headphone Out
Yes (1)

Jack Pack (TV Rear)

RF In
Yes (1)
AV In
Yes (1)
Component in (Y,Pb,Pr) + Audio
Yes (1)
Digital Audio Out (Coaxial/ Optical)
Yes (1)
HDMI/HDCP Input
Yes (2) - 1.3 ver.
PC Audio Input
Yes (1)
RGB In (D-sub 15pin)
Yes (1)
RS-232C (Control / SVC)
Yes(1 for SVC & Control)
USB (SVC)
Yes(SVC)




This IS The SPEC FOR THE GRAPHICS CARD



BFG NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT 1GB PCIe 2.0

Performance
GPU NVIDIA® GeForce® 9500 GT
Core Clock 550MHz
Shader Clock 1400MHz
Shader Model 4.0
Texture Fill Rate 8.8 Billion/sec.
Stream Processors 32
Memory
Video Memory 1GB
Memory Type DDR2
Memory Data Rate 666MHz
Memory Interface 128-bit
Memory Bandwidth 10.7GB/sec.
Connections
Bus Type PCI Express® 2.0
Display Connectors 2 Dual-Link DVI-I, HDTV + TV Out
RAMDACs Dual 400MHz
Multiple Monitor Support Yes
HDCP Capable Yes, Dual link (Requires other compatible components which are HDCP capable. Designed to meet the output protection management (HDCP) and security specifications of the Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD formats, allowing the playback of encrypted movie content on PCs when connected to HDCP-compliant displays)
HDMI™ Capable Yes (Requires adapter and audio cable, sold separately)
Included In Box
> BFG NVIDIA® GeForce® 9500 GT 1GB graphics card
> Quick install guide
> DVI to VGA adapter
> HDTV (component) breakout cable
> Driver CD, which includes: NVIDIA ForceWare unified graphics drivers and Full installation manual .pdf
System Requirements
> 512MB of system memory
> CD or DVD-ROM drive
> 100MB of available hard disk drive space for basic driver installation
> Microsoft® Windows Vista™ or XP operating system
> PCI Express® or PCI Express® 2.0-compliant system motherboard with one vacant PCI Express® x16 slot
> 350W PCI Express®-compliant system power supply with a combined 12V current rating of 18A or more (Minimum system power requirement based on a PC configured with an Intel Core®2 Duo processor)
> NOTE: For the power requirements of multiple GeForce® 9500 GT-based graphics cards in an NVIDIA SLI® configuration, please visit Your Page Title


Hope You Can Help With The Above Questions? Thank You
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Just make sure you get a proper DVI - HDMI cable and everything will work fine.
Because your tv is so large you may notice that text is blurry when you hook everything up.
That's somewhat normal when scaling up to a very large monitor.
Just letting you know.
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what would be a ' proper ' DVI - HDMI cable
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http://www.playtool.com/pages/dvicompat/sldldvi.jpg

DVI-I to HDMI apparently is what you need.
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yeah i hook up my computer to my 46 inch samsung and it is something, but like said above it can ba alittle hard to see, Mine wasnt really blurry it was just too small for me to read unless I was sitting right up on it. So if you eyes suck alittle bit like mine you might try 720 instead of 1080 becasue sitting 3 feet from a 46 inch monitor will wear you out. Does you tv not have a vga input, i would think it would easier, cheaper to get a dvi to vga adapter and either a 3.5mm audio cable or 3.5mm to rca adapter for sound to your tv. Just a thought. The last three hdtv's I have had all have had vga. And my old 1080 crt monitor has a dvi.
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I have both HDTVs in the house hooked up to computers, a 42" and a 32" both run beautifully, I use them mostly for tv and movies but also on occasion for gaming. I baught all my cables, in wall and external from monoprice.com.

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I run my computer on my 42 inch TV. I also run it at 720p instead of 1080p because I sit a bit away from the TV and 1080p is just too hard to read.

Just remember you may need to adjust the monitor frequency within the display properties to get it to look it's best. Mine is set to 75 mhz.
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