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Old 01-19-2005, 04:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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do you need in a video card to hook i up to your TV?

If that's even possible, how does it work?
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Old 01-19-2005, 04:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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As much as I know, Yes you do need one. Unless your onboard video supports it. Most newer laptops do without have a "dedicated card".
It works by you pluging in either a S-video or composite video connection from the computer(the video out) to the TV (video in).
Sorry about being so vague, there is really no other way to explain it.
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Old 01-19-2005, 06:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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no mobos in a pc ive ever seen have onboard TV out....
most new graphics cards these days have TV out
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Old 01-19-2005, 07:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Even my ancient MX420 that I USED to make myself suffer with had TV-Out
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Old 01-19-2005, 07:24 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yep, any good video card will work fine. You can also buy external hardware for this. But again, the price adds up to the amount of a video card. So im not going to get into that. Since getting a video card is alot better way.

I suggest getting a good video card. You can connect your TV up, while having a good video card you can injoy. But if you want to spend the minimun, then go to radio shack. Tell them you need a special card to connect your TV to computer, vice versa. This card slides in your PCI, and cost around 50$.
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Old 01-19-2005, 07:38 PM   #6 (permalink)
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So, if a video card has a TV Out plug, it can be hooked up to my regular TV.

What is VIVO?
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Old 01-19-2005, 08:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Please, someone answer my question.
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