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Originally Posted by PunkX 1 View Post
The DVI end is going to connect to the card and the composite cables are going to connect to the TV. So will it work directly without the darned signal converter box?
If you simply using some adapter like this http://www.google.com/products/catal...d=0CCQQ8gIwAA#

Without the converter, the display might look distorted and discoloration because of the different color space. To make it works correctly, you have to get the converter which might end up more costly than buying a new gaming monitor. So it is not worth it. But if you want to try with the simple adapter, by all means, it costs about $2-5.
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The TV itself is likely going to be the limiting factor, not the component connection. I would not expect more than 800x600 out of any CRT TV. There are some professional CRT displays that look like TVs that can do higher, but they cost a fortune, and chances are that if it has a TV tuner, it's not one of these.

Edit: I see you said composite, not component. Composite is only one step above RF and is probably the crappiest connection you could use. Unless you like gaming at 640x480 with poor quality even for that resolution, I would not bother.

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Originally Posted by tasospaok123 View Post
The TV will probably sync at 24 or 25hz and this will cause the image to be really crappy.
Nearly all CRT TVs are 50 or 60Hz.
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The TV itself is likely going to be the limiting factor, not the component connection. I would not expect more than 800x600 out of any CRT TV. There are some professional CRT displays that look like TVs that can do higher, but they cost a fortune, and chances are that if it has a TV tuner, it's not one of these.



Nearly all CRT TVs are 50 or 60Hz.
I could live with that because on my 15" monitor the refresh rate is 60Hz. For relaxing on the bed and playing on the TV with the 360 controller will the TV make do, 'coz i hate the 15 incher. The TV is a Samsung Plano 29" CRT



Edit: My mistake, i meant component. One more question, I used to the same TV to connect to my XBOX 360 using the bundled composite cables. So what i'm wondering is that did the XBOX games run at a resolution of 800*600 as well? 'Coz the quality seemed sharp to me.
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The Samsung Plano is actually a CRT HDTV and can do 1280x720p or 1080i. Would probably make a decent 720p monitor with a component connection.

I keep forgetting that CRT HDTVs even existed, as they were quickly supplanted by plasma and then LCD.
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