Question about TV out.

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by pcxgamer, Nov 2, 2003.

  1. pcxgamer

    pcxgamer OSNN Junior Addict

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    I have a NVIDIA FX 5600 when I connect it to my TV the Maximum resolution that I can get my TV too is 800 x 600 I have an NTSC 35" to my knowledge this is the max resolution for this format. I have a friend that just bought an ATI 9600 and he claims that his resolution will go up to 1024 x 768 and higher, He has the same type of TV or at least a non HDTV, is this possible? If so how come his will go that high but mine won't? Also if he some how did manage to get it this high would that damage his TV?

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  2. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    it has nothing to do with tv, but all to do with the tv encoder chip on the card. some do 1024x768 while some just do 800x600. these are the only two resolutions i've seen. but i think there are some that do 1280x1024..?

    at any rate, it's not that big a deal. anything past 800x600 and you can't read normal text (barely can at 800x600) and 640x480 is best for movies anyway. i don't see a reason to have a high resolution on a tv if it's going to be blurry.
     
  3. pcxgamer

    pcxgamer OSNN Junior Addict

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    thank you very much for your response. i have one more question though. will running a non-HGTV television at 1024x768 do any damage to it?
     
  4. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    none at all. the actual signal being sent to it it still the standard PAL or NTSC. there's no way to damage a tv while using tv-out.