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courtneydidit
09-12-06, 02:13 PM
I'm looking for an adapter that is known to work well with the card in object.

Is anyone using such an adapter ? I want to connect to my AV receiver using component...

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sharangad
09-12-06, 02:31 PM
nVidia cards have never supported a DVI to component adapter.

This is in fact a misnomer as the adapter uses extra pins on the DVI port of select Radeon cards which carry a component signal.

nVidia 6600 series and all 7 series cards support the 9 pin and 7 pin mini DIN to component adapter ( the 9 pin GF 6 6600 adapter is compatible with the 7 pin Geforce 7 ports ).

I don't think any of the 6200s support component output, so you're basically up the shaft.

If you need component for playing games at SDTV/EDTV resolutions ( 480i/p, 576i/p ) over component ( which is a huge step up over composite/s-video ) you're best off with a Radeon X1k as this allows resolutions like 640x480-1024x768 to fill the whole screen, scaling the image. nVidia's SDTV and EDTV component output does nothing of the sort, producing a zoomed in image whenever a game switches to 640x480 even at 480i or 576i ( 720x480 or 720x576 ) completely forgetting the underscan settings. In fact with Forceware 90 there're no underscan settings for SDTV/EDTV.

The nVidia output is better for watching movies though. As for 720p and 1080i, I don't have an HDTV so I canna comment.

The cable for doing this ( which'll only work if your graphics card has a 9 pin or 7 pin mini-DIN ):

http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=220177

courtneydidit
09-12-06, 02:51 PM
Ok, so how do I hook this up to an AV receiver or component TV ?

Most AV Receivers have only Component inputs... or lower end S-Video.

The Asus NVidia cards have VGA/DVI/Composite. There is no way to connect this things to my equipment except the lowest possible quality (composite!) :-S



:thumbdwn:

sharangad
09-12-06, 04:10 PM
Ok, so how do I hook this up to an AV receiver or component TV ?

...

The Asus NVidia cards have VGA/DVI/Composite. There is no way to connect this things to my equipment except the lowest possible quality (composite!) :-S



It should have an S-Video output. Are you sure it has only a composite output?

courtneydidit
09-12-06, 04:35 PM
I agree with you and I am absolutely sure. It's a value card but hey it's got DVI so why not S-Video :-S

I've been looking for the PCB layout to solder my own but this is all proprietary info and I was unable to find it.

I guess this card will go in an old system and I will purchase a real ATI card for my Media Center and AV system.

Here is the part:

http://usa.asus.com/products4.aspx?l1=2&l2=7&l3=0&model=484&modelmenu=1

All asus AGP N series and surprisingly PCI-E N series have composite or nothing for tv-out.

AGP N
http://usa.asus.com/products2.aspx?l1=2&l2=7

PCI-E N
http://usa.asus.com/products2.aspx?l1=2&l2=6


Someone help me understand the commercial or technical reason behind this ?




It sucks to be me what a mistake ! :-)