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SOLVED TV out for video cards ,what do you recommend???

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Me

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I have a voodoo 3 with tv out , i guess it uses S-Video to hook up to a TV.
I heard G-force cards are the best right now , is this true. Also i am thinking about buying a panasonic TV with s-video output that has 600 lines of res , what does this mean for TV-out and computers??
Do i have to hook up the monitor as well when using tv-out ?
Thanks
 
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what are you going to use the card for? if you're using it for TV mainly, buy the GF2 MX with dualhead. if you play games alot, buy a GTS or ultra if you can afford one. if you really have alot if $ around, buy a GF3.

the panasonic tv you are looking at can display 800x600, which is the standard anologue TV resolution.

you can hook up the TV only when using TV-out. not all cards allow you to use the TV and the monitor at once.
 
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Me

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I want to mainly use it for 2d games running about 640*480 res , will i have the same quality as the monitor?
 
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LoCuTuS

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no. TVs are nowhere near as sharp and precise as monitors. i have to squint out make out any text at all.

you should keep your monitor plugged in if you can.
 

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Even if you have a rear-projection TV you'll only be seeing a filtered 800 x 600. And if you're using S-Video to send videot to an HDTV you'll never get a resolution better than 1024 x 768.
Not that playing on a 60 inch TV is even comparable to playing on a 17 inch monitor but atleast now you won'y have extreme expectations :)

The only option (albeit a ridiculously exspensive one) it to buy a projector that supports monitor input so you could play any monitor resolution on the wall of your rumpus room. I've wanted to do that for years.
 
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LoCuTuS

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same here... watching movies on a 4 metre screen at home would be nice
:)
 

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