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Willy Jonasty Feb 11, 2007, 11:23am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hey guys,
I have a geforce 7800 gt and it has 3 outputs (2 dvi and one that looks like s-video, but I connect the adaptor to it and it converts it to either component or s-video). I was wondering, if I convert it to component and hook it up to my tv, what kind of resolution would i be able to get? I need to buy the cables, so that's why I am asking this before I buy the cables :).

Thanks,
-Will


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Willy Jonasty Feb 12, 2007, 06:26pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Trying to play games on my HDTV
Anyone know anything about this?

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4Qman Feb 12, 2007, 07:27pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Trying to play games on my HDTV
Hi there,

Ok im not 100% but i can give you a little input. I run my LCD TV which is also HD from my second DVI socket on my 7600GT.

I can run the rated resoloution for my LCD. Which is 13xx X 768. Or around that resolution. Cant check as im not at home. Check your Manual for you TV to confirm.

Also mate i must say. Please spend the extra money on a Decent Lead. I used a extension lead which has DVI each end and it sucked. Could only run 1024x768 from it. So higher grade lead is what id go for in my opionion.

Hope this helps fella,.

Hello to all HWA crew also. My first post in months.

Adam Kolak Feb 12, 2007, 07:50pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Trying to play games on my HDTV
It depends on what kind of inputs the TV has on it.

If it has DVI, then just hook it up with a DVI cable straight up. If it has HDMI, get a DVI to HDMI adapter and go DVI out to HDMI in. If it has VGA input on the HDTV you can go DVI out to VGA in. So basically VGA, DVI, or HDMI are your best choices from your PC, all depending on what your TV has as far as inputs.

As far as resolution check your owners manual for your TV and check its native/recommend resolution and thats the resolution you'll want to use.

Edit: common resolutions for HDTVs include: 1024x768, 1280x720, 1366x768, 1920x1080.
All are called "720p" except the last one, which is 1080p. Yes these TVs do a lot of scaling, as you might expect, considering you have 3 different resolutions just for 720p lol.

And hi 4QMan, nice to see you and your sweet rig back here. I saw some pics on your forum there a while back of that red beast that you built, that thing is insane.

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Gerritt Feb 12, 2007, 08:04pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Trying to play games on my HDTV
Alot of HDTVs do not support 1080p, but only support 720p or 1080i.
The "i" and "p" indicate interlaced or progressive.
A progressive scan at a higher level requires better electronics on the TV side, as most if not all modern VDPs support up to 1900x1400, so you may need to cut this back by 2x in order to work with some HDTVs.

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Willy Jonasty Feb 13, 2007, 12:50pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Trying to play games on my HDTV
Cool...thanks for your responses...

So you guys seem to reccommend the DVI cable...what about component? I can get HD through that cant i?

My tv is 1080p also...

thanks,
-Will

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Adam Kolak Feb 13, 2007, 05:43pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Trying to play games on my HDTV
The reason I didn't mention component, cause I wasn't so sure about going from DVI to Component. That's not something that is normally done.

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