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Now if you want my real advice, buy a cheap media video card like so:

[url="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125251"]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125251[/url]

Assuming your computer is semi-modern an has a PCIe slot, you can easily hook it up with your TV, and it will look LIGHTYEARS better than an integrated video card.

Best of all, 15 bucks after rebate. Free shipping. You only need an HDMI cord that can be found for about 4-5 bucks.Taking a VGA into composite, component is going to result in terribly bad quality - if you get it to work.
I've done it before. Unless your running a high end video card, the text will be too blurry to read, and videos/games will look like shit.

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Also, I seem to be finding conflicting information about your TV all over the interwebs.
amazon is saying you have an HD Component, A SD Component, 2 Composite, and 1 S-Video.
Over at CNET I see 1 VGA, S-Video, and Composite, and Component.

Can you clarify what inputs are actually on your tv?

S-Video is the black round one with usually 4 or 9 pins.
Component is the Green/Red/Blue input
Composite is Yellow/White/Red Input
VGA is Blue with 15 pins.
HDMI is a small trapezoidal shaped input.

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Ah thanks Pork Sandwich!

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I just PMed you PS.

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[quote name='porksandwich9113' timestamp='1290201174' post='488836']
Now if you want my real advice, buy a cheap media video card like so:

[url="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125251"]http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814125251[/url]

Assuming your computer is semi-modern an has a PCIe slot, you can easily hook it up with your TV, and it will look LIGHTYEARS better than an integrated video card.

Best of all, 15 bucks after rebate.  Free shipping.  You only need an HDMI cord that can be found for about 4-5 bucks.Taking a VGA into composite, component is going to result in terribly bad quality - if you get it to work.
I've done it before.  Unless your running a high end video card, the text will be too blurry to read, and videos/games will look like shit.
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yup this is exactly the add on your looking for...I knew it was around that price...you can usually use this for a budget HTPC...my vid card can do hdmi coz it has a dvi signal..but its $100ish
*****just make sure you have a PCI express (pcie) slot open...if its just PCI then ur toast




next thing to buy would be a blu ray dvd player Edited by Josh Hamilton

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Yeah I did a system scan on the dell site and went to recommended Graphics Cards and the were all PCI express. thanks!


does this mean my monitor now wont work?

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Joy, check your PM's.

Guys, joytons TV DOES NOT have an HDMI port - which means a video card is not going to be of any help.

His TV only has Component, Composite, and S-Video inputs.

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[quote name='porksandwich9113' timestamp='1290205066' post='488842']
Joy, check your PM's.

Guys, joytons TV DOES NOT have an HDMI port - which means a video card is not going to be of any help.

His TV only has Component, Composite, and S-Video inputs.
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and its a plasma? wtf

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hey..it was free so I am not complaining.

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