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ATI 3850 to HDTV

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#1 of 2 OFFLINE   Doug MacGregor

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Posted March 12 2010 - 01:14 AM

Not sure if this is the correct forum for this...
I would like to connect my ATI 3850 PC display card to my HDTV (Samsung LN32B460) as a secondary display.
The adapters that came with the card are as follows...

DVI-I Dual to VGA.
S-Video to RCA.
S-Video to RGB Component.

The cable length required is 15-20 ft.

The TV has a VGA input.

The ATI 3850 is HDTV capable.
I would like to use this capability.

Which would be the best way - taking both cost and cable length restrictions into account - to make the connection?

By the way, I have a Denon AVR-590 receiver that upconverts all incoming video signals. So the option exists to go through the Denon rather than direct to the TV.


#2 of 2 OFFLINE   tintinskoog



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Posted March 29 2010 - 08:59 AM

In your case vga is the best choice, if your not using a digital signal that is! the hdtv-capability is when you use a digital signal, if you use vga this is not necessary. dont use s-video its crap... If your TV has a hdmi input you sholud use a dvi to hdmi adapter.

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