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Video Out to HDTV (1080i)?

By howelljohnr ·
I would like to output my computers video to a HDTV Monitor TV. There is a 1080i interface that is a DB15 connector ... can I drive this at 1024x768? Do I need a special cable? Video Card?

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Video Out to HDTV (1080i)?

by JamesRL In reply to Video Out to HDTV (1080i) ...

You do need a special setup to do this. HDTV signal is different from the average computer video card output. 1024x768 does not conform to the HDTV 16:9 screen ratio - your text would look awful. I know I read on ATI's site once that the capability was being looked at for their Radeon VIVO series. I would think other companies may look at it as well.

Right now there is a limited amount of HDTV content. The satellite receivers that support HDTV are typically 4x the cost of conventional receivers, and remain the only way to get HDTV signal in North America.

I do know that some HDTVs(Phillips) can act as conventional computer monitors as well as HDTVs in kind of a "multisync" fashion. They may be able to support 1024x768, without a special video card. Is that what you really want?

James Linn

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