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Arch Stanton
10-18-04, 08:41 PM
I just bought an XFX 6600 GT with Dual DVI. It claims to support HDTV, however there's no S-Video to HDTV cable included. XFX seems to be clueless and of no help. Anyone know where I can get one?

GamerGuyX
10-18-04, 08:50 PM
I just bought an XFX 6600 GT with Dual DVI. It claims to support HDTV, however there's no S-Video to HDTV cable included. XFX seems to be clueless and of no help. Anyone know where I can get one?

Well they are probably referring to the DVI outputs. Some HDTV's have DVI inputs and can use those to hook up to your PC (that's what I am doing).

Cota
10-18-04, 09:36 PM
There is no s-video to HDTV cable, the image quality wouln't be good anyway, so you either use DVI (if your HDTV supports it and most new ones do) or a VGA to HDTV transcoder which can be quite expensive.

Arch Stanton
10-18-04, 10:03 PM
There is no s-video to HDTV cable

What's this then?

http://img95.exs.cx/img95/6332/14-108-143-04.th.jpg (http://img95.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img95&image=14-108-143-04.jpg)

It's called an "SV to HDTV Cable" or "HDTV Cable"

MustangSVT
10-18-04, 10:32 PM
Image quality would be pretty bad on a S-Video to HDTV cable imho. I just use DVI-D directly from my card to my tv (tv has DVI-HDTV at the back).

Diamond_G
10-19-04, 04:29 AM
What's this then?

http://img95.exs.cx/img95/6332/14-108-143-04.th.jpg (http://img95.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img95&image=14-108-143-04.jpg)

It's called an "SV to HDTV Cable" or "HDTV Cable"
that looks like a s-video to component video to me...
dvi is supposed to be of even higher quality than component, due to the fact that there is no conversion to analogue taking place (unless your hdtv does it once it gets the signal)

subbo
10-19-04, 11:19 AM
The digital video connection for plasma and HDTV's is called "HDMI" and is much smaller than the DVI-D connector, but converters are available.

In any case I doubt nvidia, notorious for its poor tv-out capabilities (compared to ATI or matrox), can output a decent component picture through the multi-purpose connector in the center.

tobywong
10-19-04, 11:32 AM
Most newer panels come with DVI now... here is a link that gives a rundown on the various connectors:


http://www.plasmatvbuyingguide.com/10-connection.html

harl
10-19-04, 12:05 PM
I belive 5900's DVI max resolution is 1600x1200 (I read it somewere)
and HDTV max resolution is 1920x1080 (interlaced)
What's the max resolution for 6800's DVI?

Arch Stanton
10-19-04, 03:33 PM
I never disputed the quality of the cable. My original question was where can I get it.

subbo
10-19-04, 08:34 PM
Seems like the newer drivers like 66.81 enable HDTV over DVI.

But this can mean 720p and not 1080i, although technically 1080i is 1920x540 shifted one pixel row vertically 60 times per second, which might be doable even with the shoddy DVI quality of nvidia boards (by which I mean the signal quality staying within the limits set by the specs).

Cota
10-19-04, 09:05 PM
What's this then?

http://img95.exs.cx/img95/6332/14-108-143-04.th.jpg (http://img95.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img95&image=14-108-143-04.jpg)

It's called an "SV to HDTV Cable" or "HDTV Cable"

Almost got me...

To convert s-video to component the signal has to be transcoded so what you see is not a really a s-video to hdtv cable.

The trick is that the pixelview card has component video out via minidin conector (8 pin if I recall correctly) which also handles s-video out.

I don't know why other manufacturer don't do the same, maybe the image quality is not good enough.

Arch Stanton
10-19-04, 11:34 PM
I tried to edit the topic title to "HDTV Cable" instead of "S-Video to HDTV Cable" to avoid any confusion, but it wouldn't let me. I am only quoting them when I say "S-Video to HDTV Cable". I don't know if it converts or not, or if it's in fact a dual-output mini-DIN. Anyway, many manufacturers of the GeForce 6 series provide this cable, except for cards that feature dual-DVI. I'm not sure why, maybe they assume you will use DVI instead of component. But, I think they should still include it or at least allow you to purchase it separately.

Cota
10-19-04, 11:52 PM
You could try htpcnews forums, most guys there use HDTV with their video cards albeit mostly ATI

www.htpcnews.com

EDIT..

They have a VGA to HDTV transcoder review if you're interested.