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Old 02-24-2007, 04:19 PM   #1
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Hey,

I'm not sure if I have asked this before, sorry in advance if I have.

I wanna know the cheapest way that i can get a signal from my PC to TV....in the lounge room i have an old celeron which is a basic PC with Windows MCE05 on it...it has onboard graphics with just a VGA port. Now i wanna turn it into a music playing pc that is hooked up to the TV, anyone know the cheapest way i can get it onto the TV?

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Old 02-24-2007, 04:41 PM   #2
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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/PC-VGA-Monitor...QQcmdZViewItem
one of theese looks like it would work , although i would check to make sure forst ,if you are in usa just search us ebay for "vga to composite" and you should find some us links
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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/PC-VGA-Monitor...QQcmdZViewItem
one of theese looks like it would work , although i would check to make sure forst ,if you are in usa just search us ebay for "vga to composite" and you should find some us links
Yeah I used one of those. You can get them for a 10th of that price if you shop around
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Old 02-24-2007, 04:57 PM   #4
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Yeah I used one of those. You can get them for a 10th of that price if you shop around
yeah i know i was just on ebay at the time
but yeah your right , go to any local electronics store and you will find one for at least half that price
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Yeah I used one of those. You can get them for a 10th of that price if you shop around
Yeah, I have seen those around...but in some of the auctions the details state that " This adapter will ONLY work with VGA display cards that has TV-Out function capability." Can you confirm that your card/onboard didn't have TV output functionality, or how do I know if i do have it?

Here is an example auction with that statement...

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/VGA-SVGA-to-T...QQcmdZViewItem

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Yeah, I have seen those around...but in some of the auctions the details state that " This adapter will ONLY work with VGA display cards that has TV-Out function capability." Can you confirm that your card/onboard didn't have TV output functionality, or how do I know if i do have it?

Here is an example auction with that statement...

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/VGA-SVGA-to-T...QQcmdZViewItem

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i am not sure about this , if that is true then maybe one of theese but they are pricey http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/L1-COMPOSITE-V...QQcmdZViewItem
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Yeah, I think i will just try the first one, if it works it works, if not well ill find something else....And if i was going to buy something like the second thing you listed, i would probably just get a cheapo gfx card with an S-Vid connection...

Thanks for the help, ill let you know if i buy one of those things...

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yeah i would get a cheap gfx card rahter rthan spend all that money on a box
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