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Is s-video always blurry?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by fmonte, Dec 16, 2007.

  1. fmonte New Member

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    I just installed a new card in order to run dual monitors. One output is vga and that line runs my monitor crystal clear. The other output is s-video and the monitor it runs is very blurry. Is that normal or did I do something wrong? By the way, the card has no other outputs. Thank you. Frank
     
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    S-video is low resolution compared to vga. So in comparison, yes it should be more blurry.
     
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    what a weird card...I've never heard of any just S-V cards...enlighten me as to what you're using? And yes, S-Video as said is supposed to be that way, it sucks as I can only use my Gamecube that way with my screen, but yeah.
     
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    his card has VGA and S-video, and he wants dual monitors.


    Yes, S-video just sucks. Composite and S-video are both pretty useless on PC.
     
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    get a new card with dual dvi with dual dvi>vga adapters, most cheap ones has that to atm
     
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    if you do what Wiak has said with a new card, just about anything will do - if you want help choosing a new one please list your old card, and whether its PCI, AGP or PCI-E
     
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    Mainly good for watching movies with though the PC as the S video looks better and CRT \ LCD monitor.
     
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    on the s-video, it just depends on what your using it though. Yeah if your using it though a CRT monitor or TV. Then yeah it will look like crap. But I hadn't problem looking at it using a LCD monitor or TV. But I haven't tryed hooking up a dual monitor or to another tv, since i had the old 9250. lol
     
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    S-video isn't meant for monitors. Try playing a movie on the TV though, it'll look fine.
     
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    i got a normal no-lcd tv (27") and it´s very cool to play videos and playing games, it´s better than my 17" monitor, i can get 1024*768

    i know it´s not HD but still it´s better than the resolution of ps2,gamecube xbox so it doesn´t suck so much as some say

    so i prefer high screen even losing the fine details of monitors, who cares anyway??
     
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    See, old PCs have one thing going for them; integrated VGA on the motherboard.
    This means that I can, in fact, run dualscreens, even though I'm an unlucky bastard with a XFX FX5200 :roll:

    I hope we've cleared some questions up :)
     
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    i went and did some testing on my TV
    (40" samsung LCD, native res 1366x768)

    on PC, only 1024x768 (4:3) and 1366x768 (16:9) looked good - everything else was fuzzy and crap.

    With the consoles, every res was fine (wii, original Xbox, nintendo 64) - while i did have to set them to 4:3 mode, even the wii at its odd resolutions (468P or something? 520P for highest??) everything was so much clearer than the PC settings (PC was tested on VGA, Composite and component - they all looked shit compared to VGA)
     

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