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HTPC Video Out Options

Discussion in 'Home Theater PC' started by gardnerd, Feb 8, 2004.

  1. gardnerd

    gardnerd Member

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    I am looking to build up a HTPC with the good stuff. I currently have a PC hooked up to my HDTV via S-Video....Picture sucks so im kinda nervous of investing in a good PC to use as a PVR games...ect. My TV has is a Toshiba Wide screen with component inputs as the best option.

    Anyone have any experience hooking up a TV with component cables? Good Bad?? Other options for my set up??
     
  2. LordZuul

    LordZuul Guest

    Ewww.... even worse...

    I am using a scan converter hooked up to the VGA port... It feeds video to the SCART connector of my HDTV... If I do buy another TV I will buy one of the ones with a 16:9 XGA connector on it though... My nephew things that the games play a treat, and I do not have any complaints about the quality of DivX or WMV files that I play... I have connected my PC, laptop and many other computers around the house...

    I would suggest that you play with the settings available... There should be no reason why you are getting a poor image... SVideoh should give you the best results... Even the SVideo port on my old IBM 390e (probably the worse video source of them all) works well. I do not know where you should start debugging the problem... maybe borrow a different video card to test things out.
     
  3. mastaprk

    mastaprk Regular member

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    Your video card can play a big role in the picture being crappy, what do you have now?
     

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