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Old 01-22-2004, 08:26 AM   #1
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getting TV out with older box


I have an older amd-k6-2 400mhz and I need TV out. I can't get a PCI graphics card locally - or quickly. Are there any other ways of achieving TV out - eg some kind of adapter/some other creative solution? I have no room for a monitor. thanks.
 
Old 01-22-2004, 08:39 AM   #2
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You can purchase an external VGA to video converter. But depending on the money your willing to spend you will be limited with resolution. 680X400 or maybe 800X600 max.

Other solutions if you have more then one PC would be using a KVM switch or running the PC with remote access services like TightVNC & ssh.
 
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the external VGA to video sounds good. The box is in another room so I can't share a monitor. This is so that my three year old can use a computer in our TV room - but there's no space for a monitor. Is the convertor a sophisticated piece of kit? It's a pity it's not just a cable adapter like VGA to scart for example.
 
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No just attaches to the VGA connector, I assume you have a video-in on the TV?


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Old 01-22-2004, 01:48 PM   #5
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well - no. It's actually a 1970's TV but I have a video recorder with vid in
 
Old 01-22-2004, 07:18 PM   #6
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It should work. There are RF modulators that you can convert the video signal to a rf signal. I'm not suggesting it because the video quality will be degraded.

BTW I never heard of SCART before.
 
  


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