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Old 06-19-03, 10:00 AM
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TV Out video

Do the tv out s-video cards, do they allow you to output other formats to the tv, such as avi and mpeg video, or does it only works for dvd format?
 
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Old 06-19-03, 11:50 AM
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almost always, unless there is something built into the card, if you can see it on the monitor, you can see it on the tv.
 
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Old 06-19-03, 01:26 PM
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I called a computer store, and they told me the cards do not output avi or mpeg formats to a tv, anyone here actually sent other formats to the tv via a card? and what card will work for sure? what to make sure it can happen before I get a tv out card.
 
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Old 06-19-03, 04:20 PM
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i have the "all in wonder" radeon 8500 and can watch anything. Like i said, if you can see it on the monitor,you can see it on tv. The tv just basically becomes another monitor.
I have included a few links, one for a card that you will see has avi out(lots more, just search) , and a couple others from people who had this problem but got it solved(so you can see it works). They may come in handy if you do this. i remember a number of months ago someone had this problem on our boards and we helped get it solved.
http://forum.doityourself.com/showth...hreadid=123726

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...s&vi=tech-data

http://www.resellerratings.com/forum/t38953.html

http://forum.digitalspy.co.uk/board/...714fa92ds.html

http://www.dvdrhelp.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=139485
 
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Yep, Tae's right - we have had this discussion before - few months ago. Unfortunately, it's really not as simple as "what you see is what you get on your TV", some cards do not support MPEG out on the TV out. I have a Radeon VE (or 7000) and it doesn't support MPEG on the TV out (I wasn't happy about this, considering I spent almost $100 on the card a few years ago.) So, if you want MPEG support, just make sure you do your research.

That being said, most of the new hardware does support MPEG, but it can't hurt to make sure first.

Good luck!
 
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