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01-24-05, 10:34 AM
I plan to get a Samsung 30in HDTV http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id=1077626340598&type=product&productCategoryId=pcmcat31800050030&skuId=6407854 in the next 2 weeks and I don't know if my 9800pro will work with it (like to watch movies from my PC to my TV). If my 9800pro dosn't work what would be a good 6800GT that works with an HDTV with a DVI connection? I don't want to spend over $400 and I plan to buy from newegg.com
01-24-05, 12:42 PM
If you are going to get a new vid card you can probably sell your 9800 pro for a good 200$ or so... so it will only cost you 200 for a new one, not 400.
01-24-05, 01:12 PM
I plan to put it on another computer I own.
Both cards should drive your hdtv via DVI-I without much trouble
For more info, see DVI 101 at Tom's (http://graphics.tomshardware.com/graphic/20041129/).
Originaly, I began to type the standard answer: "for a GF6, prefer one with two DVI connectors in order to get one driven by a dedicated Sil164 circuit"; but after having a second look at the article I'm not so sure anymore. Seems to me when looking at the chart in page 5 that 141 Mpixels/s is enough for 1920x1080 at 60 Hz with reduced blanking. Oh well... I'll have to find some time one day to reread that in details...
Anyway, I can't recommend reading that article enough, it is definitely a good start to be informed on the topic!
Edit: I just noticed that the screen is a 800 lines one... I'm begining to highly doubt you'll see much difference between 720p and 1080i on it, so all that probably doesn't matter much. We're back to Cota's answer then: both should probably do...
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