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stevesumner
26-11-2010, 10:14 AM
I want to buy a Gigabyte (GV-N460OC-1GI) GTX 460 and want to output it to my old TV as well as my monitor. At the moment I have a HD 4870 with TV-out via S-video.

As far as I can tell the Gigabyte card has 2 x DVI and 1 x HDMI mini. It also has a DVI to VGA adapter.

I need to use s-video as I have cables under the house and don't want to do any more cabling. I can't afford a new TV with HDMI so am wondering if one of these cheap adapters will work with the DVI to VGA adapter included with the card: http://picksmith.co.nz/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=404

SolMiester
26-11-2010, 10:53 AM
I think the important part you have to check is here....
* Display your PC video signal on TV or Projector
* Play PC game in a big TV or projector screen
* Record PC image by video recorder
* Present your work from PC to TV or projector
* It will work with VGA cards that has TV-Out function capability through the VGA contor
* Contor: D-Sub High Density 15 pin Male to Mini Din 4 pin Female S-Video and RCA Jack
* Check your Video Card manual or manufacturer to make sure that your VGA card has TV-Out function capability

Agent_24
26-11-2010, 10:54 AM
A lot of people ask about those cables and the answer is almost always no.

Read this part: "Check your Video Card manual or manufacturer to make sure that your VGA card has TV-Out function capability"

It is designed for cards which have TV-out built in but through the VGA port. This is rather uncommon.

What you want to do can be done but most likely not with that cable. You need to buy something like this: http://www.trademe.co.nz/Computers/Cables-adaptors/Monitor/auction-334678713.htm