Originally Posted by MattieDaShark83
Well I just pulled out the high def cable just to take a look at it. The one end has a plug in to the back of the 8800gts. Then the other side has Yellow video plug in also green,purple and red. It also looks like it has a S-video input as well. These are all female ends to you'll need a set of cables to plug from there to your monitor. Thats were the sound would be run through you'd just have to plug the audio ports into your tv and then the video.
I have not bought a high def TV yet so i'm not totally positive but that looks how it would hook up to me.
Haha, you mean green, blue, and red? Those are component cables. That's what you would use in that case, S-Video and the yellow cable (composite) are not capable of HD resolutions.
Originally Posted by Rudster816
a standard computer monitor IS HDTV!!! most people dont know that. all video cards can dispaly HD. just get a card with a S-Video output unless your going to be gaming aswell the 8800GTS is a waste of your time. if your not going to be gaming at all a 8500GT will be a good choice. its MEANT for stuff like this
Yeah. A standard 17" or 19" monitor is 1280x1024 pixels, which is actually above 720p resolutions (1280x720).
The 8500GT sounds like a good choice in this case. You can just use the DVI to HDMI cable then.