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UCOFSILVER Member
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Posted:
I have a HDTV . I have a HDTV compatible Video Card (I think its that one).



What I dont have, is the knowledge of which video output from the card will give the best picture for the tv, both on the desktop, and when playing WoW.



Do I go for the VGA D-sub? The S-video to RGB? or the DVI to VGA convertor?



I could go out and buy a DVI to HDMI cable, but I dont know if they exist, or where to get one wink



Any tips guys? What will give the best resolution/ colour?



I have tried Wiki-ing "DVI", googling "DVI VGA S-video comparision" etc, but to no avail.



ubbrollsmile



Thanks guys hug2

Bubbles_SILVER Member
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Posted:
eek not another WoW peep! i swear theyre taking over the world!



on a more helpful note, you tried PC world....? wink

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UCOFSILVER Member
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Posted:
I try to never shop at PC world.
Its over priced, the people who work there are mainly clueless, but worse than that, the didnt give me a job there! biggrin

SymBRONZE Member
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Location: Diss, Norfolk, United Kingdom


Posted:
 Written by: UmbiliciformCraterOnFace


Do I go for the VGA D-sub? The S-video to RGB? or the DVI to VGA convertor?



VGA and S-video are both analog whereas DVI is digital. If you keep the connection in digital you are going to get a better picture because it's not going to be converted from digital to analog and back again.

According to google, you can get DVI to HDMI cables - PC world would be a good starting point, as the price will be close to online prices, unlike a local computer shop that will rip you off big time!

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Mr ChutneySILVER Member
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Posted:
Sym, PC World occasionally have good prices on some items, but on consumables and cabling they are AWFUL.

15 quid for a firewire cable? F*** that!

SymBRONZE Member
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Posted:
Fair point - I did say it would be a good start - not a good place to buy one... wink

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UCOFSILVER Member
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Posted:
Cheers Sym hug2



This is the place I get all my computery bits from as it is based about 20 mins away from my dads house. Its the cheapest place for bits I have ever found pretty much (ebuyer may have been cheaper).

https://www.rlsupplies.co.uk/Products/products.asp?type=dept&DepartmentID=421&MID=



Which one do I need? I only need it to be 2m long smile

I reckon its a HDMI MALE TO DVI-D MALE FROM 2.0M I need wink ubblol



I will probably goto pricerunner.co.uk or kelkoo.co.uk and have a look at the prices there.

UCOFSILVER Member
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Posted:
This one seems to be the cheapest one I could find.

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SymBRONZE Member
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Posted:
That looks good to me smile I'm not sure what connectors you'll need on each end - you're the one with them right next to you wink

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UCOFSILVER Member
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Posted:
ubbcrying

I had to spend 60 at Currys.

for a 1.5m cable redface

I am officially never shooping at Currys, Dixons or PC World ever again.

simian110% MONKEY EVERY TIME ALL THE TIME JUST CANT STOP THE MONKEY
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Location: London


Posted:
bah, you shouldn't have bothered jonny. the whole analog\digi difference maybe technically true, but will it be vaguely noticeable?
and it all gets converted to analog between the screen and your eyes, innit?

"Switching between different kinds of chuu chuu sometimes gives this "urgh wtf?" effect because it's giving people the phi phenomenon."


SymBRONZE Member
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Posted:
What? You actually paid 60? Why not just get it online? confused

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UCOFSILVER Member
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Posted:
I couldnt be arsed to wait. redface
And they know that they are the only "computery bits shop" around (except for PC world) so they hoik the prices up, then offer to price match within a 10 mile radius. :rolleyes:

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