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Hi all,<br />
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I have a Panasonic 42" rear Projection TV and a ATI Radeon X1900XTX video card , I attempted to use the TV in conjunction with my PC using the S video cable.<br />
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The image from the PC on the TV is really blury, I tried all of the different settings and can't seem to get it so it is not blurry, any suggestions?<img src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Frown" class="inlineimg" />
 

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Composite and S-Video are always fuzzy, dosent matter what rez you display in!<br />
Anyone who wants a clean picture on thier TV/Projector you will need a converter from SVGA to RGB+SYNC SCARTPLUG <img src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Thumb" class="inlineimg" /> <br />
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Tis the only way to a CLEAR picture <br />
BTW you wont get much more than 1024*768 on a TV!
 

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I've got the RGB cable that came with the video card, are you saying that if I use that, and plug them into the RGB terminals on the back of the TV the that will give me a clear picture?<img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" />
 

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Not sure if we are allowed to put links in to other forums, <br />
I dont have a lot of time, work is finished and im off home soon!<br />
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You may find what you need here, Good Luck! <br />
let us know how you get on!!!<br />
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<a href="http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=136811&page=1&pp=15" target="_blank">http://www.avforums.com/forums/showt...1&page=1&pp=15</a><br />
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EDIT: I WOULNDT plug VGA directly into th RGB in on your TV until youve done a bit of research mate! the Syncs are different and may damage your TV!!!!!!!!
 

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Does your TV have a VGA connection? That is what I use on my monitor and the picture is excellent.
 

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My TV has a DVI-I, S Video, and RGB connections. I just went out and got the RGB cables and it didn't make any difference on the picture.<br />
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Here are a couple of screenshots showing how blurry the TV is.<br />
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No.1 is my monitor and N0.2 is the TV.
 

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I just found this link, is this what I need instead of the adapter that I have.<br />
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<a href="http://www.videocapturecard.com/hdtvaiwr8500.html" target="_blank">http://www.videocapturecard.com/hdtvaiwr8500.html</a><br />
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The one that I have is the S-Video to RGB adapter.
 

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I have one of those adapters and it still looks like crap. I can get the resolution to 1080i however in a game the highest I can get is 1400 x something so it is a box within a box and just looks terrible. The only way I would hook this up is straight VGA or DVI or use component on a smaller TV.<br />
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In defense of the adapter I may have the switched wrong so that could be it. I will try again tonight and report back. Also I got the same cable on ebay for less then half that price.<br />
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Am I going to be able to get a better picture using the DVI connection from the video card to the DVI connection on the TV, if not I don't want to waste the money on another cable?<img src="/images/smilies/confused.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Confused" class="inlineimg" />
 

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Yes you will get a much better picture that way. The cable would be cheaper then buying the adapter anyway. Your card should have came with one maybe? Or your monitor if it supports DVI, keep in mind the DVI connection is an all digital connection.<br />
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Thanks,<br><br>
I am going to Best Buy tonight, and will let you know how I make out.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Thumb">
 

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If you do go there dont waste your money on the Monster Cable one, get the Acoustic Research one or go to a computer store like a Office Max and get the cheapie there.<br><br><a href="http://froogle.google.com/froogle?q=dvi+cable&hl=en&btnG=Search&lmode=online&scoring=p" target="_blank">http://froogle.google.com/froogle?q=...line&scoring=p</a><br><br>
Here are some cheaper ones you can order. I am going to pick up a dvi to component.<br><br>
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Just get a cheap DVI cable... They'll try to say stuff like "omg gold plated monster cable with 0% oxygen" or something STUPID like that..lol.<br><br>
Buy the cheapest one that'll fit...
 

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I would definatly use the DVI input if it has it. Luckily, my Sony has HDMI input on it, so I bought a 3' cable with HDMI on one end and DVI on the other, looks pretty good, actually, looks damn good.<br><br>
Although as was mentioned, and I didn't realize this until later too, the resolution will be limited in many applications. But still, it's 42"!!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
1280x1024 looks great when it's on a 42" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I would definatly use the DVI input if it has it. Luckily, my Sony has HDMI input on it, so I bought a 3' cable with HDMI on one end and DVI on the other, looks pretty good, actually, looks damn good.<br><br>
Although as was mentioned, and I didn't realize this until later too, the resolution will be limited in many applications. But still, it's 42"!!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
1280x1024 looks great when it's on a 42" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin"></div>
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Does yours fill the screen at that resolution when gaming?<br><br>
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Hhmmm, good question, I'll have to look. I know I set my desktop to 1024x800 as that seems to be best for desktop, any smaller and it goes off the screen, and there is about a 1" gap on each side, but I think when I played BF2142 it stretched to fit, but I could be wrong. I'll fire it up when I get home and check for you. Interesting to note, I can set higher resolution in my desktop (although even 1024x800 is hard to read from the couch, trying to tweak that), but BF2142 wouldn't allow past 1280x1024....not sure if that is because it's a demo or what. I could swear C&C Generals let me go to 1600x1200, but again, my memory is fuzzy. Must be the age <img src="/images/smilies/wink.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" class="inlineimg" />
 

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^^Same thing with BF2142, it just errors and that its.<br />
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Just checked, BF21 at 1280x1024 leaves about 1" on left and right and about 1/2" top and bottom of screen not used.<br />
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I'm installiing Civ 4 right now, we'll see what resolutions it allows and see how good it looks, it's system requirements are alittle higher IIRC. I know it supports higher resolutions, so we shall see....<br />
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BTW, using 1152x648 for my desktop, it leaves about the same gaps on side but is easier to read the boards from my couch and still has good desktop room. <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" />
 

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Goodmorning all,<br><br>
Well I purchased a DVI cable, the image on my TV still looks like crap, (real blurry and jumpy!)<br><br>
Anyone have any suggestions as to why?<br><br>
It's a Panasonic Cinema Vision 47" rear projection TV Model PT 47WX53G, HDTV 1080i, bought new in 2003.<br><br>
It's like the image on the TV is double imposed and flickering also?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused">
 

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I found out (after reading the TV's owners manual) that it does have a DVI connection, but the TV does not support a connection with a PC. <img src="/images/smilies/gunner2.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Gunner2" class="inlineimg" /> <br />
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Thanks for the responses anyway guy's!<br />
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Looks like next time I will read the owners manual first, ( you know how that goes!) <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" /> <br />
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I'll chaulk this one up to experience after paying about $50 for DVI and RGB cables that I no longer need. <img src="/images/smilies/mad.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Mad" class="inlineimg" />
 
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