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Right now I have a radeon 00 (soon to be an HD2400 Pro) and I need to connect it to my TV via DVI . . . I have this tv if it matters. . . what cable to I need? . there are many types of DVI cable (DVI-D, dual link, etc) and the one I bought apparently doesnt work .. or my current VC would output through it (its running @ 120C when I checked vis svideo) . . . Thanks for the help.
 
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It all depends on what kind of inputs your TV has. I can't find them on the link you provided. I'd take a wild guess here, and say you should use the TV out port on your video card, and if needed...convert it from there. Last time I checked there's not too many TV's out that can use DVI.
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It all depends on what kind of inputs your TV has. I can't find them on the link you provided. I'd take a wild guess here, and say you should use the TV out port on your video card, and if needed...convert it from there. Last time I checked there's not too many TV's out that can use DVI.
My TV has a DVI-D in . . I called Sony and they said its not "built for computers" (obv) but it does accept DVI-D signals. . . . Im assuming that means I can use a DVI-D Cable from my 2400 Pro to the TV . . . Its just not working on the POS VC I have now
 
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ya thats pretty much it . The way I do it is I find the port that is the same color and shape of one on my computer and I use that. ><
    
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I think I remember seeing some sort of a conversion cable somewhere, but it could've just been a DVI-D cable. Wouldn't really hurt to try it out. Also the 7900 in your sig rig SHOULD be more than enough to do DVI-D. My 7600GT can do it. My guess would be that if your 7900 can't do it...I don't think a higher card would do it either, you'll probably need some sort of conversion cable.

Does your TV have HDMI? If so....you'd use the TV-out on your video card with the HDMI adapter that should've come with it. That would be the way to go.
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If your television has DVI-D input then it shouldn't be an issue with using the cable you have now.



If your cable is indeed DVI-D then it's only a matter of finding a signal that's compatible with your television. You may need to experiment with resolutions and refresh rates.
    
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Take a picture of the port on the back of the TV.

If it has HDMI, you can use a DVI - HDMI cable to allow a computer singal to be disaplyed.

IF you have a "blue" D sub you can use a normal VGA cable.

If your TV has none of these it will most probably have a S-Vid / S-Video port, this will be a round one simmilar to that found on your GFX card.
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If your television has DVI-D input then it shouldn't be an issue with using the cable you have now.



If your cable is indeed DVI-D then it's only a matter of finding a signal that's compatible with your television. You may need to experiment with resolutions and refresh rates.
Thank you .. thats exactly what I was looking for. . My TV has DVI-D Dual link . and my VC Has DVI-D single link . . The comp in question is my HTPC build with an X300 . . but My 2400 Pro should be here by weeks end. . .I think my card may be shot as It wont do DVI out and the S-video only comes out in Black and white.
 
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