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Using S-Video Port Directly Through TV [ HELP ]


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#1 EdDyWuu

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 11:30 PM

I am trying to use S-Video port cable into my graphic card directly into a TV. Since there is no hdmi to dvi, i use the S-Video cable for the tv to my graphic card

The problem is that. It becomes very very blurry and the resolution does not fit the screen. I have tried to modify the resolution but i cannot go any higher than 1024x768

My graphic card is nVidia geForce 7300 se / 7200 gs

My question is that why it becomes blurry and why i cannot go any higher resolution?

What is the problem and what is the solution? Do i need a better graphic card to support higher resolution?

Thanks and i appreciate your help

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 11:43 PM

You didn't mention what kind of TV you are using but I can tell you from expierence that "regular" TV's make horrible monitors.
Great to watch movies on though.

As for a HDTV you are going to need a video card with a HD connector to make it work right.

If you have a geForce 7300 se / 7200 gs hooked to a HDTV you are trying to use "ancient" tecnology to run new technology.

Kind of like putting a Model A engine in a 5.0 Mustang body.
You may get it to run but it isn't going to perform well.
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Posted 18 June 2009 - 11:47 PM

You didn't mention what kind of TV you are using but I can tell you from expierence that "regular" TV's make horrible monitors.
Great to watch movies on though.

As for a HDTV you are going to need a video card with a HD connector to make it work right.

If you have a geForce 7300 se / 7200 gs hooked to a HDTV you are trying to use "ancient" tecnology to run new technology.

Kind of like putting a Model A engine in a 5.0 Mustang body.
You may get it to run but it isn't going to perform well.


The TV i have is LCD TV but not a good model. So doesnt matter about the cable or graphic card? It matters about what kind of monitor? What if i plug into a S-video cable into a Sony Bravia LCD monitor? Would it be a greater quality as for monitor?

AS for my graphic card. It has HDMI port and S-Video port. So i could plug the HDMI to DVI LCD Sony TV would get a same quality as in monitor or greater?

Also. As for graphic card. Does my graphic card have max resolution to 1024x768? Cauz i cannot go any further than that. But i have a 14 or 15 inches monitor. Could it be the case that i need a bigger monitor to get a bigger resolution?

Edited by EdDyWuu, 18 June 2009 - 11:48 PM.


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Posted 19 June 2009 - 08:00 AM

LCD displays have a "native" resolution & a specific range of resolutions they will work at.
[The make/mosel will determine the exact specs]

If your video output [video card] can't reach a resolution that is withing specs the output will be affected, usually by a blurry display.
That brings us back to,

"If you have a geForce 7300 se / 7200 gs hooked to a HDTV you are trying to use "ancient" tecnology to run new technology.

Kind of like putting a Model A engine in a 5.0 Mustang body.
You may get it to run but it isn't going to perform well."


The solution to the problem is a newer/better video card.
I suggest a video card that is "HD capable" as they usually allow higher resolutions.

If your computer has a AGP video card slot you are goybg to be a little limited on what video cards are available but upgrades are still available.
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#5 EdDyWuu

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Posted 19 June 2009 - 08:59 AM

LCD displays have a "native" resolution & a specific range of resolutions they will work at.
[The make/mosel will determine the exact specs]

If your video output [video card] can't reach a resolution that is withing specs the output will be affected, usually by a blurry display.
That brings us back to,

"If you have a geForce 7300 se / 7200 gs hooked to a HDTV you are trying to use "ancient" tecnology to run new technology.

Kind of like putting a Model A engine in a 5.0 Mustang body.
You may get it to run but it isn't going to perform well."


The solution to the problem is a newer/better video card.
I suggest a video card that is "HD capable" as they usually allow higher resolutions.

If your computer has a AGP video card slot you are goybg to be a little limited on what video cards are available but upgrades are still available.


My video card slot is PCI which is can upgrade it to a higher spect.

So the solution is to get a higher and better graphic card?

Do you think EVGA 8600 GTS will support be capable of HD and is it a good graphic card for base on gaming? Not heavy gaming like crysis but good fraps for gamings?

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Posted 19 June 2009 - 09:32 AM

I don't use nvidia video cards as I simply don't like them so I can't comment on the EVGA 8600 GTS .
[I use only ATI cards]

I will say this, One of the things to be aware of is some of the newer vidio cards require a power lead from the power supply & can be rather power hungry.
What newer video cards you can simply pop in & use will be determined by how strong your power supply is .
I suggest you check your power supply to see what you have so you can determine if you can run the video card you're thinking about buying .

A good example of what I'm talking about is the EVGA 8600 GTS you asked about

The system requirements to run it list,
"Minimum of a 350 Watt power supply.
(Minimum recommended power supply with +12 Volt current rating of 22 Amp Amps.)"


Of course you could always upgrade the power supply to run better video cards. :thumbsup:
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Posted 19 June 2009 - 09:50 AM

I don't use nvidia video cards as I simply don't like them so I can't comment on the EVGA 8600 GTS .
[I use only ATI cards]

I will say this, One of the things to be aware of is some of the newer vidio cards require a power lead from the power supply & can be rather power hungry.
What newer video cards you can simply pop in & use will be determined by how strong your power supply is .
I suggest you check your power supply to see what you have so you can determine if you can run the video card you're thinking about buying .

A good example of what I'm talking about is the EVGA 8600 GTS you asked about

The system requirements to run it list,
"Minimum of a 350 Watt power supply.
(Minimum recommended power supply with +12 Volt current rating of 22 Amp Amps.)"


Of course you could always upgrade the power supply to run better video cards. :thumbsup:


Oh i seee thank you. I have a 450 watt power supply which i think it could handle it.

I am planning to get either http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814130485 but i am not sure if is it a good gaming card but not a really high end gaming.

Or is there a better graphic card at the same price range?

Edited by EdDyWuu, 19 June 2009 - 09:50 AM.





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