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Old 10-02-2007, 04:59 PM   #1
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Default LCD TV as monitor

okay last time that i tried this i did know what tv i wanted, but now i do
and i have alot of questions i hope that they all can be answered
i am going to get a Sharp AQUOS 32" LCD HD TV, here is a link
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1168045340036
and i am going to hook it up to my BFG NVIDIA GeForce 8800GTX on the back it has 2 Dual Link DVI-I ports and a TV-out port
i was told that HDMI was the best way to connect the 2, but how am i going to do that when my vid card doesnt support that?
and i was also told that using a composite video cables was the worst thing that i could do, is that true?
if you could provide me with several different solutions and links to the nessary components so that i know what they look like i would greatly appreciate it
thanks for all of your help
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Old 10-02-2007, 06:01 PM   #2
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Use a DVI - VGA Connector, and a VGA Cable.
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No. Use a DVI to HDMI Converter, sold at Best buy. Then get an HDMI cable. I have done that on my 46 inch sony HD it looks pretty good.
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Old 10-02-2007, 06:58 PM   #4
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any other suggestions?
i really like the DVI to HDMI conversion
ill have to look into that
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