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Old 01-09-2008, 05:26 AM   #1
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Advice on Video-out card


Hi all,

I have a old Pentium Celeron box with a Shuttle MS50N board (http://eu.shuttle.com/dk/desktopdefa...558_read-9910/) running a plethora of Linux distros. Wondering if I can hook this up with my TV to watch videos.

What type of card is available that has TV-out or something to interface this computer with a TV? I know there are several graphics card that have a TV-out but since I don't want to use this computer for anything else besides watching videos on the TV, I wouldn't want to invest in a graphics card. I'd like to point out that the board only has PCI slots and one 32-bit AGP.

I'd also appreciate feedback from someone who's done this on quality of the video output.

Thanks.
 
Old 01-09-2008, 07:18 AM   #2
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there are adapters for a standard graphics card, you wouldn't need to go overboard with the graphics card either, most SD television sets are only around the 800x600 res mark as far as i can make out, my old highschool IT teacher used to use one with DOS 6.2 :P, i never really bothered to ask about it though, wish i had...
 
Old 01-09-2008, 10:08 AM   #3
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You need to know what kind of video input the tv will take. If DVI/HDMI that is wonderful, SVHS is the next common method, some tvs even have Vga. For Linux stick with a card that use Nvidia chipsets. I have an old Geforce2 32mpg Agp that does a great job on my 40inch lcd over Vga without any issue. If you use SVHS you can run into an issue that you cannot use the tv for the bios screen (the drivers have to be loaded in order for it to work) which can prevent a bootup(some motherboards need a monitor there in order to boot). There are little gadgets you ban buy that make the motherboard think there is a monitor there or you can keep an old monitor hooked up for booting (then shut it down).
 
Old 01-09-2008, 06:13 PM   #4
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the device i mentioned before, i did some extra research on, you plug in a vga monitor cable into the device and output the signal through RCA, basically where you'd plug in anything standard definition, it has a satalite control on it to control the v-size h-size v-scroll h-scroll pincusion and all the others you would expect on an older monitor, this probably isn't the most modern of systems but as far as i can make out it would be cheep
 
Old 01-21-2008, 01:41 AM   #5
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Thanks guys. I'll look into your suggestions and get back if I have more questions

Cheers!
 
  


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