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upcoast604 June 30, 2011 09:57 AM

PC to TV?
 
The pc vid card is x800xl (has s video plugged to tv and vga plugged to pc monitor), OS is win7 64.

What I did is select duplicate monitor to get the tv to play back an avi, what I was trying to do was play the avi on the tv while using the internet on the pc monitor, Is it possible to have two seperate things going on at the same time with out it showing up on both screens, example avi movie on tv and browsing the net on the other pc monitor at the same time?

Thanks.

Arinoth June 30, 2011 10:13 AM

I know with modern cards you can do that, i'm not so certain with that older card.

ilya June 30, 2011 10:17 AM

Should be possible, I've done it with my 9800XT which should be an older gen card.

upcoast604 June 30, 2011 10:25 AM

Another question is, what would be the longest s-video or hdmi cable that I could use from vid card to tv?

This is my first attempt at this, right now I have a tv plugged in beside the comp with a 6ft cable for testing but need the tv in another room once I figure it out.

kongfoo911 June 30, 2011 10:32 AM

If my memory serves me correctly, for S-Video; 50ft max for normal-quality cable. Up to 100ft if you use good-quality one.

Arinoth June 30, 2011 10:46 AM

I would avoid S-video if you could as it really isn't that great. HDMI I know can go rather far, as I am running a 10M cable myself and have ran cables up to 30M without a repeater required.

ADay2Long June 30, 2011 07:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by upcoast604 (Post 529073)
What I did is select duplicate monitor to get the tv to play back an avi, what I was trying to do was play the avi on the tv while using the internet on the pc monitor.

Extend the desktop instead and drag the avi on the tv and browse the web on the monitor.

MARSTG July 1, 2011 04:03 AM

that card does not have hdmi. dvi only, and yes is possible what you want, but you need to set up the tv with a different resolution, try 640x480 or 800x600. Are we talking about a CRT or LCD?

Arinoth July 1, 2011 06:41 AM

DVI to HDMI cable or adapter easily fixes that.

upcoast604 July 1, 2011 03:50 PM

Ok, so I tested all the TVs and vid cards and all worked with a 12' s-video cable.

Sony 27" and 36" 10yr old glass screen trinitrons need 25' to 30' svideo cable is this good enough to carry a signal 30 feet S-VIDEO CABLE MALE TO MALE 30FT - DirectCanada


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