PC to TV

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  1. AllenTyson

    AllenTyson Auditioning

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    I have a Dell PC with ATI card that has A/V output. The TV is 20 feet away from the PC. The TV is connected to an Onkyo A/V receiver. I would like to display my slideshow programs from my PC to the TV . The problem is the cabling. I have behind the PC 3 RG6 coaxial cables that go behind the TV. Can I use those cables, using adapters, to connect to th A/V receiver? Is there any appreciable loss using those wires?
     
  2. JoeESP

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    One of my PC's has an ATI card with a S-Video output. I run a S-Video cable(25ft.)from the S-Video output on the display card in my PC to a JVC s-100 passive video switcher. I also run an audio line from the Sound Blaster card to JVC. Blowing stuff up on the big screen with my ES panels providing sound is big fun. I have found this to work perfectly. The only caveat is that your display resolution should not be higher than 1024x768. Most TV's have trouble with resolutions higher than 1024x768. You may find text unreadable unless you decrease resolution to 800x600. Color depth does not matter. The ATI driver setup includes utilities for adjusting the TV output. Just go to display properties. Click on settings then advanced then displays.
     
  3. Allan Jayne

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    I would say that you would have no problems with three 25 foot HDTV grade 75 ohm video cables, for component video output from a PC's video card. Not sure how long RG6 (composition of the coax cable materials especially the insulation between the center conductor and the braid) cables can be before degradation sets in.

    A/V output is normally 480i. A/V standards (in the U.S.) are 480i/240p, 480p, 720p, and 1080i/540p and not 600p (SVGA) or 768p (1024x768). Some CRT TV sets will sync "to anything" within a certain maximum xxxp, some won't.

    Video hints:
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    The ATI cards video output is specifically designed to interface with a standard TV/Monitor. The configuration in the ATI utilities is quite specific about using a TV. The actual connector (on my card) is an S-Video. It came with an adaptor for composite video.
     

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