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jgaffney

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High Def video
« on: January 03, 2008, 10:50:58 pm »
As I'm researching hardware to put together a linuxMCE box.

I currently have two options. Run a VGA cable to my TV.
Or run an s-video out to my AV reciever. 

What will I get the best picture quality from? 
Will I get High Def from those outputs?
Do I need to go a different route ?

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Re: High Def video
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2008, 10:54:25 pm »
If you're researching to put together a box for linuxmce, buy a video card with hdmi or dvi out...  otherwise vga will give you more resolution than s-video..  I think s-video maxes out at 800x600 (someone correct me if I'm wrong)

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Re: High Def video
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2008, 11:35:17 pm »
Thank you.

So if I get a video card with HDMI out,  this will also take care of the audio to the TV ??
Is so, this will handle 5.1 I would assume?

Tell me if this would work (trying to cut costs)

TV into TV Card >  Video Card with HDMI out to actual TV including 5.1 audio >  TV has audio out to 5.1 Reciever.
If that would work I could avoid purchasing a 5.1 audio card with a digital output.



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Re: High Def video
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2008, 11:37:33 pm »
If you're researching to put together a box for linuxmce, buy a video card with hdmi or dvi out...  otherwise vga will give you more resolution than s-video..  I think s-video maxes out at 800x600 (someone correct me if I'm wrong)
s-video only handles standard definition. All resolutions above will be downscaled. The VGA/RGB port will at least allow progressive input on standard definition. Some TV's allow resolutions up to 1920x1080 via the vga port.

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