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HTPC How to connect HD6850 with Analog TV?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ShahJahan, 25 Feb 2011.

  1. ShahJahan

    ShahJahan New Member

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    Hello.

    I wish to connect my HD6850 Graphics card to my old 21.5" TV. The TV has analog TV aerial plug and 3 pin RCA connectors.

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    I wish to have both the Audio and Video from the TV. So what do I need to accomplish it? I think only HDMI is able to carry both audio-video signals. So will a cable with HDMI on one end and 3-pin RCA on the other end will give me Audio-Video from my TV? If not, then what else would I need?

    Also, my card's one DVI is used by my PC monitor, so will it be able to use another port for connection? I have heard that some cards are incapable of using both DVI or one DVI and one HDMI at the same time?

    My Specs:
    CPU: AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition Link
    Motherboard: ASRock M3A785GXH Link
    GPU: ASUS 1GB 256-bit Radeon HD 6850 DirectCU Link
    RAM: Kingston HyperX 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 Link


    Thank you for your help.
     
  2. noizdaemon666

    noizdaemon666 I'm Od, Therefore I Pwn

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    You could have a cable with HDMI on one end and 3 RCA on the other, HOWEVER, there has to be an digital to analogue converter in the middle. Or at least I think that's correct.

    We used to sell them in the shop I work in and they around £50, not sure if this was overpriced or not.

    And I do believe you should be able to use a DVI and HDMI at the same time, I know I can on my lowly 5770 lol
     
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  3. lancer778544

    lancer778544 Well-Known Member

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    As noizdaemon666 said, you could get a HDMI to Composite converter like this

    I must warn you though, the picture quality will probably be pretty poor. I hope this helps :)
     
  4. adam_bagpuss

    adam_bagpuss Have you tried turning it off/on ?

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    you could use a DVI to VGA adapter then use a VGA to composite converter but its rather expensive to do it.

    the reason for this is VGA is red, blue, green + H-sync + V-sync

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    like this:

    http://www.dabs.com/products/startech-com-vga-to-composite-or-s-video-67CJ.html

    careful with cables like this as they ONLY work if your Grpahics card supports TV out through VGA

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    personally id say its not worth it as its a faff

    you could buy a older GPU from ebay or something that has TV-out on the card

    EDIT- for got to add PC to TV looks AWFUL truely truely awful
     
  5. noizdaemon666

    noizdaemon666 I'm Od, Therefore I Pwn

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    Damn you Lancer778544, I was just about to add a link :hehe:

    Oh and just to echo what Lancer and Adam Bagpuss said, it ain't gonna look too good.
     
  6. Instagib

    Instagib Well-Known Member

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    It's gonna look terrible. The resolution will be less than 800x600 (something x 571 or thereabouts). I'd just get a cheap set of speakers and a cheap 19" monitor; do some justice to that 6850 of your's.
     
  7. ShahJahan

    ShahJahan New Member

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    Thank you for your replies. I guess that buying a new TV with HDMI will be the best option. But it is something I don't wish to do in the near future coz if I'm buying, I'd buy a 47" or bigger and I nether have money, nor space (as of now!) to accommodate it.

    Thanks for the help though :)
     

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