ATI DVI to Component adapter

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  1. DimitriM

    DimitriM Auditioning

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    I was wondering if anyone has heard anything about this device, or used it.

    http://www.ati.com/shopati/promotions/hdtv.html

    My question is...my TV supports either 480p, or 1080i. What monitor resolution would this be comparable to? I would love to have my computer running off my HDTV, but if is not going to look as good as it would on a monitor it may not be worth it. Thanks in advance for any advice.
     
  2. Bruce Cadotte

    Bruce Cadotte Stunt Coordinator

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    Q7: What modes can I watch DVDs in?


    A7: DVD playback is supported in 480i and 480p modes due to Macrovision restrictions.


    from the FAQ on the Adapter.
     
  3. Brian Ruth

    Brian Ruth Supporting Actor

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    Dimitri:

    The 480i resolution would be similar to 640x480, and the 1080i resolution would be similar to 1920x1200, if my memory serves me correctly. [​IMG]
     
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    480p = 720x480 resolution, in a 16:9 format (non-square). 1080i is an interlaced version of 1920x1080, so something like 1920x540 (though that's not exactly a perfect way of looking at it).
     
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    Darren D Stunt Coordinator

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    Even with this dongle, a lot of people have reported problems with it. 720p is the best that some people can muster, if I remember correctly. Go to the HTPC area over at AVS Forum and read what they say. I was thinking about getting this, too. Still might...I'm waiting for HDTV closed captioning to be available through HTPC hardware before I build one...and I'm drooling to build one NOW - ! [​IMG]

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