TV as a monitor

Ocg

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I just put together a ITX computer and was wanting to use the s-video connection to use my TV as the monitor. I just installed windows xp pro on the system and I'm wondering is there any tweaks or anything that might make it look better?
 

Bootsy

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the resolution of tv's is way worse than monitors overall. I dont think theres any way to get a better resolution out of your tv (short of just bringing the resolution down thru the settings ie. 800x600)
 

LeeJend

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Start at 640x480. A TV is only designed to do about 512x512. The phospors are too slow (or used to be). I haven't tried hooking up to a TV in 10 years.
 

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It's just a bad idea. The picture quality of a television set is comparatively poor to any CRT or TFT display. The picture displayed on your TV will look awful on anything more than say a 6-inch screen.

S-Video outs are only any good for DVD/DivX/Video watching or possibly gaming. :)
 

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I think the main difference is that a TV is designed to be watched from a much greater distance than a monitor is. At the avergae viewing distance of a TV the close resolution it lacks isn't noticeable.
 

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Weird but I tell the kids off for watching TV as closely as I always sit at the PC!!
 

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You'll burn the screen too coz a large proportion of the screen will have no movements.
 

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