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    Projection Web TV?

    I have a friend who is almost blind. He has a 20" monitor. His wife bought him the hardware for MSN's Web TV but he asked me a few questions that I need help on.
    First he already has DSL at the house and does not want MSN. Can this equipment (the box for the TV work with existing connections or how do I tell.
    Next what a bout adding a TV card to his PC? I don't watch TV on the computer so I have never messed with this. He want to watch the computer on the TV. Remember it is a newer projection TV.
    Ideas?
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    Re: Projection Web TV?

    > Next what about adding a TV card to his PC? I don't watch TV on the computer so I have never messed with
    > this. He want to watch the computer on the TV. Remember it is a newer projection TV.

    Most TVs accept S-video connections, which have more lines, I believe, than standard NTSC video. If there is no S-video out port on the computer, you probably need to add one. In theory, this should cost much less than a TV card because you don't need a tuner. But, using a TV means seeing only about a quarter of the normal number of "pixels" one could see with a CRT or LCD display designed for use with a computer. Worth a try, perhaps, but not so good for "real work" I fear.

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    Re: Projection Web TV?

    <hr>RGA cables (I don't think there is a TV sold today that doesn't accept RGA input)<hr>
    RGA?? Do you mean RCA?

    The single round connector, with a solid post in the centre and a thin "surround" of metal?
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    Re: Projection Web TV?

    I have an ATI All In Wonder, that I bought a few years ago (I think in 99). It's a wonderful card, and I think back then it was $150 bucks (I may be off a little on that).

    It allows you to watch TV on your computer, has an internal DVD chip, and more importantly (in regards to your question), is it has TV out capabilities. You can run output from your ATI card with either S-Video or RCA cables (I don't think there is a TV sold today that doesn't accept RCA input). The only trick is splitting your sound out, because the RCA output doesn't have sound, only video, so I have a splitter plugged into my sound card to go to my PC speakers, and to a phono to RCA splitter to plug into my TV's Audio Input.

    I can see things on the TV, no where near as crisp as my 17" monitor, but it's better for watching DVD's at a distance. (DVD's on a computer screen kick.....but a 17" is a rather 'small' display from a distance.

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    Re: Projection Web TV?

    Sorry about that...just editted the post. I've had someone hounding me for an 'RGA' project that is so back burner it isn't funny. (Returned Goods Accounting). Ooops. Those darn TLA's.

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    Re: Projection Web TV?

    No worries Drew. Just wanted to keep things clear. I though maybe RGA was an Americanisation of RCA connector that I had never heard of before.
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    Re: Projection Web TV?

    Nope, just a mistake from a deluded mind! <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Projection Web TV?

    Drew, I forgot about the ATI All -In-One. I had a 32MB around here somewhere. I might have him give it a try or in this case, I will give it a try for him.
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