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okay so I bought a PX6800 LE (this one)

And I got it for using the s-video for my television Sony KE32.

I want to buy this Cable thingy what would i expect in terms of quality, and also whats the max res its capable of and how do you make your display move upwards? as the TV is wallmounted above my monitor.
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hm. i've never seen s-video to rca before. but looks to be legit.
with s-video, you will be limited to 480i (480x360) so it depends on how big the tv is. i use an s-video cable for my ps3 to the 24" tv in my room, but it just an old tube tv i got for free. and i get great picture quality.

with that tv, your resolution is 1024x852 so you will get a very pixelated picutre with s-video.

i would recommend plugging something like this into an open slot on your 460 if you would like good quality picture on your tv

edit: better yet, see if there is a vga slot on your tv, and use that, should be good quality
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okay so I bought a PX6800 LE (this one)

And I got it for using the s-video for my television Sony KE32.

I want to buy this Cable thingy
What inputs does your Plasma support ?

What you say decides what I respond with about the cord and or something significantly better you should be using.

Composite TO Svideo is terrible quality nowadays, I think the max resolution for S-video was 800x600 but it might of changed since the last time I tried it was on a TUBE CRT television 11 years ago. I now use HDMI - HDMI for my 42' Plasma.

Your Plasma should have 1 or 2 HDMI inputs, You also have a GTX 460, it should at least have 1 DVI or 2 DVI outputs, simply get a DVI to HDMI cord and your Plasma will be able to use it's native resolution and retain a digital transfer.

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what would i expect in terms of quality, and also whats the max res its capable of and how do you make your display move upwards? as the TV is wallmounted above my monitor.
HDMI - HDMI/DVI - HDMI would give the same quality as your monitor but realize even if it's the same resolution as the LCD you're using for your PC it's likely to look better as the pixels are physically smaller and closer together on your much smaller LCD.

To change the output it depends on the OS you have, You're using W7.

Right click the background > screen resolution > display.

Once you do this you just use it like a normal monitor, Also make sure the color depth stays at 32bit and doesn't default to 16.

Right click background > Screen Resolution > Advanced Settings *on the right side* > Monitor > Colors. Make sure it says True Color 32bit when switching back and forth.

Another important thing to mention is that most plasmas share the same information as other models like it. You might be able to enable a higher resolution than what the native resolution is. That's bad, 1, this will hurt the screen, 2, it might look like it's enabled but you actually aren't seeing a single pixel more than the native resolution. So only just set it to what you know for sure is the native resolution of the Plasma, nothing higher.
Edited by Ascii Aficionado - 5/16/11 at 1:51pm
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I don't know exactly but I'll try to answer/help as best as I can.... (I came here from your rant thread, I have no clue as to the specs/capabilities of the 6800)

I had an Xbox (original) with the "upscaling" S-Vid connector. From the RCA input to S-Vid on my CRT television (I think it was 640x480 resolution on a 32" CRT screen) there was a slight improvement. I got the connector for free after all so I might as well have used it.

I used it on my 50" HDTV for a little bit but I can't tell you anything about resolutions or anything. I can tell you that it was pretty pixelated but I don't know if it was a result of it being an Xbox (original) on an HDTV or because it was projecting at such a low resolution.

Now if you're using it as a second display.... You need to basically hook up your monitors/TV using both display connectors so I guess S-vid for one and DVI or VGA for the other. Once you set it up using dual screens just change your display setup to having your displays one on top of each other instead of side by side.
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I used it on my 50" HDTV for a little bit but I can't tell you anything about resolutions or anything. I can tell you that it was pretty pixelated but I don't know if it was a result of it being an Xbox (original) on an HDTV or because it was projecting at such a low resolution.


That's because you were displaying 480i or 480p on a HDTV, it's going to look terrible, it's the same logic to why WII games look terrible on HDTV's as the WII's max output is 480p, But, If you change it to a 16:9 aspect ratio in the settings it will maintain the correct 16:9 aspect ratio as Nintendo did plan ahead and made the WII itself and all games support a 16:9 aspect ratio so there would be no stretching, meaning a 5:4 resolution wouldn't be stretched to match 16:9 and end up looking like stretched silly-putty.
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hm. i've never seen s-video to rca before. but looks to be legit.
with s-video, you will be limited to 480i (480x360) so it depends on how big the tv is. i use an s-video cable for my ps3 to the 24" tv in my room, but it just an old tube tv i got for free. and i get great picture quality.

with that tv, your resolution is 1024x852 so you will get a very pixelated picutre with s-video.

i would recommend plugging something like this into an open slot on your 460 if you would like good quality picture on your tv

edit: better yet, see if there is a vga slot on your tv, and use that, should be good quality
no vga slot, and i will have a look at them composite adapters

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Originally Posted by Ascii Aficionado View Post
What inputs does your Plasma support ?

What you say decides what I respond with about the cord and or something significantly better you should be using.

Composite TO Svideo is terrible quality nowadays, I think the max resolution for S-video was 800x600 but it might of changed since the last time I tried it was on a TUBE CRT television 11 years ago. I now use HDMI - HDMI for my 42' Plasma.

Your Plasma should have 1 or 2 HDMI inputs, You also have a GTX 460, it should at least have 1 DVI or 2 DVI outputs, simply get a DVI to HDMI cord and your Plasma will be able to use it's native resolution and retain a digital transfer.



HDMI - HDMI would give the same quality as your monitor but realize even if it's the same resolution as the LCD you're using for your PC it's likely to look better as the pixels are physically smaller and closer together on your much smaller LCD.

To change the output it depends on the OS you have, You're using W7, simply right click the background, click screen resolution, then change the display. Once you do this you just use it like a normal monitor, Also make sure the color depth stays at 32bit and doesn't default to 16.

Right click background > Screen Resolution > Advanced Settings *on the right side* > Monitor > Colors. Make sure it says True Color 32bit when switching back and forth.

Another important thing to mention is that most plasmas share the same information as other models like it. You might be able to enable a higher resolution than what the native resolution is. That's bad, 1, this will hurt the screen, 2, it might look like it's enabled but you actually aren't seeing a single pixel more than the native resolution. So only just set it to what you know for sure is the native resolution of the Plasma, nothing higher.
the plasma has Composite, SCART and S-video, no VGA/hdmi, it came out just before HDMI did, although it does support 1080p. through composite, thats why i was wondering if i could convert it to Compsite, or would s-video take it up to max. i dont mid too much though, as long as it lets me watch fims etc on it

its also 32"

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I don't know exactly but I'll try to answer/help as best as I can.... (I came here from your rant thread, I have no clue as to the specs/capabilities of the 6800)

I had an Xbox (original) with the "upscaling" S-Vid connector. From the RCA input to S-Vid on my CRT television (I think it was 640x480 resolution on a 32" CRT screen) there was a slight improvement. I got the connector for free after all so I might as well have used it.

I used it on my HDTV for a little bit but I can't tell you anything about resolutions or anything.

Now if you're using it as a second display.... You need to basically hook up your monitors/TV using both display connectors so I guess S-vid for one and DVI or VGA for the other. Once you set it up using dual screens just change your display setup to having your displays one on top of each other instead of side by side.
how would i set up one onto the other, i am going to have my main display on my gtx460 and then my telly on the PX6800.

thank you all
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the plasma has Composite, SCART and S-video, no VGA/hdmi, it came out just before HDMI did, although it does support 1080p. through composite, thats why i was wondering if i could convert it to Compsite, or would s-video take it up to max. i dont mid too much though, as long as it lets me watch fims etc on it

its also 32"
The best connection your Plasma has is S-video, you want that to be the input you put in your television, so get a DVI to Svideo cord.

Sadly, having said all of that, the highest resolution S-video supports is 720x480. If your Plasma displays anything higher when using this connection it's simply up-scaling it, but you're not seeing anything past 720x480.

The negative aspect about using an analog connection, Svideo is analog and besides the extremely low resolution, there will be no aspect ratio control, unless you set it on the Plasma itself.

I still think you'll enjoy it as it sounds like you simply don't want to huddle around your pc to watch movies.


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Originally Posted by GlockZoR IV View Post
how would i set up one onto the other, i am going to have my main display on my gtx460 and then my telly on the PX6800.

thank you all

Is your goal to only use 1 display at a time, meaning you just gamed a bit then you're done, and you want to watch something ? If so then you just connect multiple outputs to your card and leave them connected and with a few mouse clicks the video will be on the other display, or are you talking about simultaneous viewing ?
Edited by Ascii Aficionado - 5/16/11 at 2:18pm
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Ive alrady bought the PX6800, thats going to be dedicated to the TV, and has S-video onboard. I was going to have it on in the background, and game on my main display, and possibly have my TV show temps and clocks etc.

But im not really fussed about the ultra low resolution, i may get a DVi to Composite adapter if it will give me a really decent gains, but usually its got my xbox or ps3 attatched.
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Ive alrady bought the PX6800, thats going to be dedicated to the TV, and has S-video onboard. I was going to have it on in the background, and game on my main display, and possibly have my TV show temps and clocks etc.

But im not really fussed about the ultra low resolution, i may get a DVi to Composite adapter if it will give me a really decent gains, but usually its got my xbox or ps3 attatched.
Ok, so your issue was a physicall lack of inputs, I see. I'd recommend you use the S-video for the video game consoles and the TV display if you can, your console games will look significantly sharper if you use Svideo for them and not composite *AKA RCA* which suffers from extreme color-bleeding.
Edited by Ascii Aficionado - 5/16/11 at 2:28pm
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