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need a composite output video card
Posted 28 April 2012 - 02:04 PM
I was also thinking about get this Video Card
Or is there another way to do this without using a converter box?
Thanks for any info I can get
Posted 30 April 2012 - 08:45 AM
Posted 30 April 2012 - 10:39 AM
I would not go for an old GPU that could only give you driver problems.
What video card do you have now?
Posted 30 April 2012 - 03:51 PM
Posted 30 April 2012 - 04:36 PM
Does directx and open gl have anything to do with just video play back through a composite out?
I also was reading that dx 11 seem to be backwards compatible with 10.1, 10, and 9, if so I could use that.
Thank for any info I could get
Posted 01 May 2012 - 07:50 AM
As far as Open GL, I did not test it on Win7. I did get Open GL 1.3 to work on Vista however.
Posted 01 May 2012 - 12:37 PM
Thanks to all of you for the info
Posted 02 May 2012 - 11:44 AM
The reason I bought up a VGA to TV box (for 15USD shipped) was to use old TVs with modern computers, and you could have picked any video card even the latest released ones. So adapting the TV and NOT the PC with outdated stuff. On these boxes you can have over-scan, zoom, center and size options so you could have adjusted everything better than with your videocard drivers. You could have used that box even with your current nVidia 6800 card (or was that a typo and it's a 8600?).
Buying a simple video card like a HD5450/HD6450 and the TV box would have given you:
- HDMI output
- H.264 hardware encoding
- Lower power consumption (with a simple to-date card)
- Much more video settings
- Much more video filters
- Better support for and from modern OSes (DX11)
And there are much more reasons.
Posted 02 May 2012 - 04:16 PM
The reason I wanted a secondary card for an old tv is for less cluter and wires.
Does that box convert wide screen formate to 4:3 standard. The monitors I have are a 22" acer and a 24" hp.
The system will have 2 monitors and one composite out for my older 32" sony trinitron tv so my guest can watch videos with out being crowded around the desk.
Later I will get a newer tv but dont realy need one at this moment since most of my entertainment equipment is still old.
Posted 02 May 2012 - 06:01 PM
VGA to TV Converter, Input VGA , Output RCA Composite Video, S-Video and VGA, Supports Resolution up to 1280 X 1024, Dual display on PC Monitor and TV
PC Laptop to TV converter is a handed-size universal VGA to TV converter box. It supports resolution up to 1280 x 1024. Compact size, Power from USB port, It is best for PC GAME, PC DVD, and Internet viewing on TV, Entertainment, Education and Presentation.
Video Standard: NTSC/NTSC-EIAJ/PAL-M/PAL-N/SECAM(via RGB out)
VGA Support Resulotion: 640x480 (up to 85Hz), 800x600 (up to 85Hz), 1024x768 (up to 85Hz) and 1280x1024 (up to 60Hz)
Input Port: DB15 (VGA)
Output Ports: RCA Composite video, S-Video and VGA (HD15)
Image controls: Horizontal and vertical size, brightness, contrast, hue, saturation, sharpness and onscreen display background
System Requirements: Desktop or Notebook PC compatible with IBM PC or MACINTOSH PC.
TV or VCR which supports NTSC(2 pins Down) or PAL(2 pins Up) video standard with composite video input S-Video input, RGB video input
1 x VGA to TV converter
1 x VGA male to male cable
1 x S-Video male to male cable
1 x RCA male to male cable
1 x USB to power cable
US NTSC TV, both switch Jumpers Down. (PAL TV Both Jumpers Up)
Sometime you may get some weird scan lines if you set the display to certain resolutions. Just need a little adjustment on Resolution.
SDTV resolution is like 640x480 so things are a bit squished making small text hard to read since a high resolution image on a low resolution screen. Recommend to use 800x600. It is good for video playback on TV.
Sometime the display colors is a little bit red, just need a little adjustment on color.
It support video sources with the resolutions from 640x480 up to 1280x1024
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Posted 03 May 2012 - 04:46 PM
You are right, those are the VGA to TV boxes I was talking about, here on eBay you can get it even for 15USD with cables and all (how cheap can it be made?).
Here's a link to a new unit that I believe is similar to what puntoMX is talking about - http://www.meritline...---p-40917.aspx I don't see that it has the ability to convert wide screen to 4:3, but maybe puntoMX can provide a link to one that does? (I doubt it would be 15$USD though, but I could be wrong)
It has a zoom function so you can fill up the screen a bit more, but no idea how far you could zoom in. Combine this with a late model cheap video card and you have all the benefits, even more than the nVidia 8600, for modern video decoding. You can even use the video card you have now and set it to dual screen (not clone). I would leave it on the whole time so it will remember the settings. I don't know what the menu button does but it can't be bad.
Edited by puntoMX, 03 May 2012 - 05:19 PM.
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