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Old October 31, 2009, 08:17 AM
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I'm down to a Toshiba CRT TV to hook my HTPC up to, and the problem is my video card has VGA DVI and HDMI... The TV only has component and s-video.
Anyone know of an adaptor that will allow me to use this old box until I can get a decent flatscreen? Seems to me some of the older tv ready cards came with a vga-component cable, but I can't seem to find one ( other than one on TD that got terrible reviews 'cause it didn't work.)
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Old October 31, 2009, 10:38 AM
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No passive adapter will work that I'm aware of.

You'll need some sort of active converter which will probably be a bit costly. Not possible to either buy a different video card, or run a 2nd video card purely for outputting to the TV?
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Old October 31, 2009, 06:29 PM
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I was afraid of that, it's too bad, this card is a 4350 with a passive HS. I haven't seen any pcie cards with s-video out yet. Mebbe it's time to buy another tv..
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Plenty of pcie cards out there with svideo out.

It's a pity you aren't out this way, I've got one of those MSI promo 8400GS cards that would fit the bill.
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Plenty of pcie cards out there with svideo out.

It's a pity you aren't out this way, I've got one of those MSI promo 8400GS cards that would fit the bill.
I just gotta find the right one at the right price, I know I need a new TV, but I'd like to put it off for a while till finances allow me to get a decent one.
Let me know if you wanna sell the 8400
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Old October 31, 2009, 07:05 PM
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In all honesty, it's a $40 card. It'd cost more to ship it than it would be worth. :) (That's why I wished you were out this way)

NCIX.com - Buy MSI GeForce 8400GS 567MHZ 512MB 1.6GHZ DDR2 PCI-E DVI VGA Video Card - NX8400GS-TD512EH In Canada.

IIRC it didn't come with the Svideo-composite adapter, but if you don't have one, somebody in your area must.
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Funny I saw that on NCIX but with no pic I couldn't tell if it had s-video. I found this one that's for sure got it and it's passive as well.
Newegg.ca - MSI NX8400GS-TD512EH GeForce 8400 GS 512MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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Ummmmm...... same card..... ;)
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Yup, it's on it's way from NCIX as we speak (figuratively)
Thanx for steering me the right direction buddy!
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