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Old 03-12-2008, 08:54 AM   #1
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online pc movies to tv


I'm wondering if I could buy a PCI or PCI Express card that would re-route my pc movies to my tv using an RCA or S-Video cable....basically I need a card with a video OUT. Are these cards available and what are they called?
 
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yes, they're not "called" anything inparticular though, just pci video cards with s-video out.
 
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so I just want a PCI Express video card (my empty video slot is PCI Express) with video out...do I also need a tuner card? Which express video cards are recommended and work in Linux?
 
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no, there is no tuner involved, as you're not tuning anything are you? personally i *used to* use a sapphire ati radeon 9200 pci card (not pcie...) couldn't suggest anything past that.
 
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Did you send you pc video over to a tv with that card?
 
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well of course, that's what you're asking, so that's what i answered
 
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You only need a tuner if you want to go the other way, if you want to watch TV on your computer.

S-video is a bit outdated by now but if you have an older TV set it may be the only option. Recent TV sets will support Compound or HDMI (too). Bear in mind that s-video does not carry sound! You'll need separate audio cables.
 
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well of course, that's what you're asking, so that's what i answered
I just wanted to make sure I understood you correctly before I buy a video card. I'll shop around now-thanks!
 
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Make sure to buy nvidia, I have found it a whole lot easier to configure than ATI.
 
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Nvidia is your best choice
 
Old 03-19-2008, 08:21 PM   #11
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ok, I just bought a GeForce NVIDIA 256 MB card that has an s-video port since my TV is so old that it only has RCA input jacks. I also bought a S-Video cable and an adaptor that converts a S-Video cable end to an RCA input end. Then I plugged it into my TV and set the TV to Video (where my DVD movies appear) and nothing. What am I doing wrong? Do I just need a better TV?
 
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Have you edited your xorg.conf to use TV?
 
Old 03-20-2008, 05:37 AM   #13
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Have you edited your xorg.conf to use TV?
no-I didn't know there was such a setting.
 
Old 03-20-2008, 09:10 AM   #14
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Some pointers:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=98456

You may need to experiment a bit, though.
 
  


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