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corradogang* 12-30-2005 07:52 AM

using a plasma tv as a monitor
just bought a plasma tv th-42pe50b ring up there support centre and they said it wasnt possibe to this? why cant i just take a video composite cable out the back of my video card and plug it in to my plasma?

Joeisalsocool 12-30-2005 08:24 AM

ewww, dont use composite, that plasma should definatley have a DVI input.
Please dont ruin your new display with composite connectors

EDIT: Ok, just checked it out. All it has is component and S-video.
On that note I would definatley go with the S-video input, even if that means buying a new graphics card.

corradogang* 12-30-2005 10:23 AM

what do u mean by dvi input.

but i cant seem to see the s-video imput in the back of the plasma i know it has labels on it stating that some of the imputs are s-video

Joeisalsocool 12-30-2005 10:40 AM

DVI is what most new LCD monitors use, its purely digital so there's barley any interference.

I think i saw a little adapter thing, that would split one connection into the composite and s-video. Most newer model graphics cards do this as well. btw what are you using for a gfx card?

corradogang* 12-30-2005 10:52 AM

just the one that came with the pc

digima$ter 12-30-2005 10:54 AM

Bad idea

corradogang* 12-30-2005 10:58 AM

in what way is it a bad idea

Joeisalsocool 12-30-2005 12:30 PM

Is it onboard? Kinda need a model# to help me out.

corradogang* 12-30-2005 01:08 PM

its a packard bell

model : OTUW-SAN

thanks for your help

Tyler1989 12-30-2005 02:04 PM

Will work should use DVI on a TV of that stature

However I do not recommend this and is not a good idea IMO don't want to burn your nice new TV.

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