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So I have a rly old p4 pc with a geforce 5500 fx vid card. It has svideo out and its connected to am older rca 27 inch tv with svideo in. the pc is crap tho.given I don't expect miracles im 5 ft away and can't read desktop icons and barely the start bar. Any one have exp with this. Just wanna know if I should expect this or if something iys wrong. Sry for misspellings I'm on my galaxy s
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post #2 of 12
It's a TV running off S-video, it's likely to be very low resolution (800x600 or 1024x768) So you really cannot get a high resolution for reading quality from a tube TV.
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post #3 of 12
svideo is 480i low res desktop like 800x600 will be hard to read.
nothing is wrong
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post #4 of 12
Nope, you cannot and will not be able to read anything on the TV. Apart from it being like font 50.
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post #5 of 12
have tried this before on my old pentium with a 9800 radeon card...your experience is identical to mine...the picture is somewhat blurry
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post #6 of 12
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Lol yeah figured. Goal of this iys just to watch online videos. hmmm guess I'm in the market for a 20 + inch crt monitor for cheap. Or an lcd for cheap
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post #7 of 12
I concur! I will offer a solution though. A flat-screen tube tv will be more legible. People get rid of tube TV's on craig's list all the time and for free. You might find one.

I had a 36" tube with the rounded screen and had the same problem. When I hooked it into my 20" flat screen tube SDTV, I could read everything fairly well. Both were 1024x768.

Maybe that is something you could try. By default, mine were 800x600. Change them to 1024x768 if you can.
 
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post #8 of 12
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hmmm guess I'm in the market for a 20 + inch crt monitor for cheap. Or an lcd for cheap

Craig's list for free! Guarantee it! Old, bulky technology is on there all the time. If it works, they usually feel bad throwing it away, so they stick it on there for free.
 
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Yeah ill check cg seems people though usually have 17 ones and want 10q to 30 for them. Sigh. Thank s so much for all the helpful replies though
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post #10 of 12
You should be able to watch videos and TV just fine, it is just using it as a monitor for reading and browsing the web that is horrible. I have a 32" CRT with a 7300GT and as a computer monitor it is horrible, but watching TV and such is perfectly fine (using Windows Media Center, but TV is fine with other tv programs as well, as is HULU desktop). Watching youtub and netflix works OK through the browser when you go full screen, but navigating around is hard on the browser.
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