Video card and reciever video switching

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  1. Mike LS

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    Is there any reason NOT to run my PC's video out through my reciever? I've just installed a new card w/TV out in an old PC I've repaired and am just wanting to use it for MP3 playback and digital movie/picture viewing.

    I can either place the PC next to the TV and run it direct to the TV via composite cable or I could put it in the rack with the reciever and use the s-video out on the card.

    Any pros or cons to either choice? I know using a TV as a monitor isn't going to give me a great picture, but I'm just doing this to keep from having to set a monitor up in my HT......
     
  2. Matt DeVillier

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    the only reason not to do this would be if your receiver does not present a 75-ohm load to the video card. A lot of video cards with tv-out require a 75-ohm load or they think there is no display deivce connected and will not allow you to enable the tv-out.
     
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    That's fine.....but there's no way of damaging any equipment by connecting it this way?
     
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    nope..that's what it's meant to do
     

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