cable to tv

Asus Ati radeon hd3650 512mb ddr3 pci ex...
November 10, 2009 at 12:20:53
Specs: Windows XP
want to connect this card to my tv. older tv not hdtv, but may switch in future. want to connect the center connector of the card to the tv. the tv has video in and audio in . want to know if the center connector on the card will provide video and audio to the tv.......or do I have to have a seperate wire from my sound card to the tv.( My card is 512m ddr2pn 188-OBE41-01ASA

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#1
November 10, 2009 at 12:22:20
additional to question above. I need to know the type of cables I need and any converters. thanks

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#2
November 10, 2009 at 13:06:16
Older TV? Does it have a vga or svideo port? If not.....

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#3
November 10, 2009 at 16:03:16
Video cards never supply the audio, you will need to run audio from the sound card.

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#4
November 10, 2009 at 18:16:23
it has the white yellow inputs on the old tvs and
on 2 new ones have svideo red white yellow and the newer red green blue

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#5
November 10, 2009 at 22:12:58
Video cards never supply the audio, you will need to run audio from the sound card.

Some newer cards take spdif input from the motherboard or sound card to output audio over HDMI.



To connect via composite video(the single yellow rca socket, normally accompanied by a white and/or red audio sockets) or S-video (small plug with about 4 pins and a plastic piece inside) you will need a video card that supports it (usually via a mini din variant) and a proper cable for the video card.

Normally the card will come with a break out cable when purchased new which supply composite, S-video and sometimes component video. These cables aren't really standardized, so if you don't have one try to get one for the same model card, failing that at very least the the same era and manufacturer, but this could be a gamble because even if the plug fits it may be wired in a different manner or be a different connector.

Making your own cable(if you can solder/get a pinout/if you are game) generally isn't an option because the the non-standard mini din plugs can be difficult at best to obtain in a solder-able or crimp-able option.

The audio will also have to be connected to the sound card. This is the easy part, 3.5mm stereo plug to twin rca cables are quite common and cheap and so are rca cables(well for average quality anyway...). It's normally fine to use the headphone jack, but if a line out is available use that. So it's simply a matter of connecting the 3.5mm stereo adapter cable to the red and white sockets(if you only have one socket then only connect on of the plugs).


Having rambled on for so long I must mention that composite and s-video outputs on video card can be troublesome and sometime refuse to work. It also has to be setup via the drivers for the video card......


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#6
November 10, 2009 at 22:21:54
I forgot to mention I presume this is the video card in question:

http://www1.sapphiretech.com/us/pro...

[edit]
It disagrees with the header so I'm probably wrong, followed the part number to some shopping site and it was displayed as the part number for that card......



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#7
November 11, 2009 at 05:41:42
last comment is helpful. I forgot to go look in my saved stuff from when I build the computer in June. The video care came with a 1 to 3 cable . that will go into the hole in between the dvi monitor connections and the 3 end has the red/blue /green.......so now I need the long wire version of the RBG to try it out on my 2 newer tvs. have to go shopping!!!!!!!!
I will have to look at the inside to see if sound goes to this video card.........
thanks for the help.

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#8
November 11, 2009 at 13:35:58
Do the cables have any markings? It sounds like it's a component cable(very unlikely to have component video inputs on an older tv), though I have seen some cables where composite video is also output through one of the component plugs. It is also possible that it only supports component video....

Be aware if you want to connect with composite video you will only need the one plug from the video card for the yellow socket on the tv.

I will have to look at the inside to see if sound goes to this video card.........

Like I said above, that will only work for hdmi(sort of looks like a warped usb plug), for anything else you will need to use a cable to the sound card.


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