Connecting computer to hdtv without rgb input?

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by Bill Va, May 10, 2003.

  1. Bill Va

    Bill Va Auditioning

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    I'm about to take the plunge into Hdtv and am wondering if it is possible to use a hdtv as a monitor for my computer if said tv only has component inputs? Its tough deciding to get a new tv without HDCP DVI or without a RGB and any input would be appreciated. [​IMG]
     
  2. Derek Iverson

    Derek Iverson Stunt Coordinator

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    Yes, it can be done. You'll need a transcoder such as the Key Digital KD-VTCA2 or the Audio Authority 9A60. Digital Connection also has a FAQ article to look at. It is very informative.

    One of the problems that you'll probably face is overscan. Most RPTV's typically overscan by about 4-6%. This means that you most likely won't be able to see your Windows Taskbar fully. That can make navigation a bit difficult. ISF calibrationists can usually fix overscan pretty well, but you may or may not be willing to have something like that done (costs $$$).

    Another option would be to use a program like PowerStrip to fix the overscan. This will probably not be as easy as an ISF calibration though.
     

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