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sir_pyro

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No. The signals in the DVI plug are not normally the same as in a component HDTV signal, thus the video card needs to know how to output them like that. So, unless your card has the outputs to do it, you're petty much screwed.

Probably the little switches on the top of the thing are like jumpers on an old mother board, and by closing certain pins on the DVI port, it tells the video card to output in component HDTV, but that's my guess.

Now, if your HDTV has a HDMI input, then you’re in business, because any card with a DVI output, enough power (say any thing from a Geforce 4 up, but just for high res), and decent drivers it can run your HDTV. I'm using a PCI 5700LE on my MCE shuttle here at home to do just that actually. All you need to do is get a cheep little DVI to HDMI cable and it will run you HDTV through that no problem.
 

Damenshon

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do u really need HDMI? im simply using dvi to dvi and it works (my tv has a dvi plug in the rear)
 
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Airpizza

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Dec 12, 2004
Well idont have hdmi (gota check with dvi but dont think so). And S-Video just doesnt produce enough quality. Thx for the info pyro
 

RedDragonXXX

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Airpizza said:
Well idont have hdmi (gota check with dvi but dont think so). And S-Video just doesnt produce enough quality. Thx for the info pyro

You will get decent pic with component cables on your HDTV but it won't be as good if you were to use VGA or DVI.

If you really want to see your HDTV shine get DVI - HDMI converter like the one in my sig if possible (it costs $$$$), if not you should be able to find something cheaper.