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Want to output secondary monitor to TV screen


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#1 Ryan 3000

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Posted 26 December 2009 - 11:54 PM

I just bought the game Trine, which supports multiple keyboards and XBox controllers up to 3 people. My desktop monitor is pretty small, 17". I'd like to output the game onto the 30-inch TV in the same room, but I'm afraid my video card doesn't have "TV-out" or whatever Murphy could screw me over with. Is there a low-budget way to, for-sure, output a VGA, DVI, USB, or S-Video signal to RCA?
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#2 scottpon

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 12:52 PM

Your simplest solution is to install a TV tuner that does an output. becareful as some TV tuners only have input, but no output. I have only worked with Internal cards, but there are some USB Video cards.

Couple other options:
There are TVs with VGA Input. so you could hook it up to your computer.
The DVI is HDMI without the audio. So you could get a DVI to HDMI cable.

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 01:52 PM

I'm afraid I have to disagree with you there, scottpon. If his current system already supports multiple video devices, then all he would need is a simple adaptor. Here's a quick sampling that I found, all for less than $20:

DVI to RCA
S-Video+Audio Out to RCA
VGA to RCA




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