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how to use a reciever to connect pc to television

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hi everyone,

i didnt know where this would go, but since i would like to essentially use my tv as a desktop, i thought it would fit here.

i have one of the first made plasma tv's ( sylvania,

) and i have been looking for a way to plug my computer into it and use it as a monitor for a while now.

however, it only takes in component video as its highest quality video, and my pc only gives out DVI, VGA, and HDMI. ive been told that i can use a reciever to bridge them together, so i was looking at this one ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882105586 ) . i just want to know if this will work, and if i can get a better deal on a reciever that will fulfill my needs:

1) gives out component to TV
2) takes in HDMI from computer
3) can be used as an extended monitor if i want to watch something?

thanks everyone!!
    
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the issue with that receiver is that it only does HMDI passthrough, so it doesnt convert. Most receivers have an upconversion feature but thats limited to input signals being upconverted to HDMI, they dont do HDMI to component.

You could do a DVI to component cable but youd be left without audio.

youd need something like this
Edited by Bouf0010 - 10/31/11 at 8:49pm
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