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Old 11-17-2009, 06:38 PM   #1
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Default Is there any way to use a tv as a monitor

Because i need a new monitor my graphics card is a agp sapphire radeon x1650 pro 256mb and can this card be usedin a pci-E 16x slot
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Old 11-17-2009, 06:49 PM   #2
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Well, what type of television are you referring to?
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Old 11-17-2009, 06:57 PM   #3
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normal tv with scart and 3 conectors on the side of the tv side one connectors yellow this is video the other ones are left and right speakers or white and red in color
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You could, but it's not going to look good.
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Old 11-17-2009, 07:08 PM   #5
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Hey thank you if i can what connectors/leads do i need please
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Do you have a S-Video output from your computer?
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AGP and PCIE are completely different slots, no
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Old 11-17-2009, 07:24 PM   #8
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yes i have svideo 7 pin with svideo lead and svideo with yellow video connector on the end
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S-video and rca output are great for video output, but they are horrible for txt. You won't be reading much with your setup. You can, on the other hand, get in your car and head straight to your local second hand store/thrift shop and pick up an old monitor for about a buck.
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For 1 you said its an AGP card, that wont go in PCI-E slot. I'm assuming your tvi is an older tv and has no dvi, vga, or hdmi ports. If the tv has S-Video you can use it, if it doesn't, your graphics card does, and you can get an S Video to Composite(the yellow cord). Quality is not good at all.
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