tv out quality?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by moooo, Oct 3, 2003.

  1. moooo

    moooo Guest

    I am thinking about getting a videocard and using the tv out feature, but was wondering if the quality is good or not(like is pixxelated or what ever)? also what videocard would be good for this feature?
     
  2. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    ati... ati has the best tv out quality on the market... even with its low end cards...
     
  3. moooo

    moooo Guest

    so it shouldn't look all blocked or what ever??
     
  4. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Quality will also depend on the TV set, they were never really made with the intention of displaying fine/small fonts, but are fine for movies/games/images.
     
  5. moooo

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    ok :)
    that works for me thanks for all the help
    /me goes out and buys 9800 this weekend
    one last thing and i will shut up for the day :D
    would it still send out to monitor while i have it hooked up like dual monitor out gfx cards do?
     
  6. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    I'd say that's card dependant, Sazar may be able to help you with that one.
    I'm still using an old GeForce 2MX 400 and that allows me to dual with the TV out, of course the TV can only do 800x600 but that's enough for me to dump the video window on and watch stuff while I do..whatever I'm doing on the main monitor :)
     
  7. Krux

    Krux Nissan Powered

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    yah you can set it to use the tv and the monitor at the same time.
     
  8. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    it basically clones... :)

    I have 2 video cards so I can run true dual monitor since I can clone my AIW to tv... but at the same time run windows apps and what not on the other card... you may well be able to do the same with a dual monitor card since it has dual ramdacs... split screen... if watching dvd's or whatever... output to tv (1 monitor cloned) and use other for applications work...

    it should work... hypothetically... since its the same as me :)

    btw... I have 4 ramdacs in my system :(

    pain in the backside lol...