need a video card that can output avi files to TV

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  1. Patrick_M

    Patrick_M Stunt Coordinator

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    I am going to be upgrading my monitor and video card in my computer soon. I am looking for a video card that will output either s-video or component video to my television (since my computer is also going to be my dvd player for our bedroom) I would also like a card that can output avi and divx files to my tv is well. What is the best card for this? Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
     
  2. Sacha_C

    Sacha_C Second Unit

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    Any [recent] ATI All-in-wonder card has compostite, s-video and component outputs and inputs (optional $30 adapter for component video output, no component video input)
     
  3. Patrick_M

    Patrick_M Stunt Coordinator

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    Cool, I have been looking at them at the Geoforce 4 cards. Does either have an advantage in terms of output or price?
     
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    The Geforces don't have a TV tuner and i dont think they have component video out.
     
  5. Jack De Winter

    Jack De Winter Auditioning

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    I have a low end MSI GeForce2 MX-420 and it has s-Video out. I took a $25 dollar adaptor from Radio Shack, and not a problem with the adaptor. It outputs either component a/v or coax.

    My only problem has been that the card itself seems to reset itself sometimes and its default mode is to reset to the output device rather than the monitor.

    cheers,
    Jack
     
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    If you are using an adapter you are not getting the real quality of s-video, only composite quality.
     

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