Playing games on the TV

DrAmar

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Hey guys, here comes a bad beginner question :).

I am planning to buy an Ati Radeon 9600XT (built by ATI 155$ at microcenter- retail, sweet deal)and I notice that it has a TV out.
I am not quite sure what that means, so I was wondering if that enables me to use my computer (play games + Winword mostly) on my TV screen instead of my monitor. If that is possible it would be cool because of my limited space (student living in a 1X1 m dorm)which makes it sort of hard to put both monitor and tv. Also would the picture be noticably worse and/or I encounter any other problems.

Thanks,
Amar


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If the space is so small, get a card so you can watch tv on your computer monitor instead... you wouldn't need a DVD player either...

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Yes, it will allow you to use your tv as another monitor, however, I would not use any typing programs, or even surf the net, on my tv as its resolution can make text a pain to read, even when you bump up the size. Games will lose some of their niftiness and look like an x-box game so you lose some of the potential of the card. It's great for divx and such though.
 

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It sounds great doesn't it.....PC gaming on your 27" TV or even bigger, and then you try it. Heh, it sucks for the most part. It's okay for anything that doesn't involve reading a HUD but you miss the sharpness of your monitor right away. I just use my TV out for movies for the most part and Winamp visualizations.

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DrAmar

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Thanks a lot guys,

I knew it was to good to be true :).



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splenda20

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Just like the other guy said, go for a the All in Wonder Radeon 9600 instead, and use your comp to watch TV. It works awesome, and even has recording features so you can use your comp like a TIVO.
 

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This is assuming your TV has an S-video input. If so, it is fun to tryout. For 32in and larger TVs it can be fun to mess around for a while. Playing Battlefield 1942 on a 32in TV was pretty fun. While it isnt as sharp, the lower res can hide some flaws, so it ends up looking more realistic in a way.
 

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I do most of my PC gaming in my living room. You can run the games at low resolutions and the TV just hides the artifacts. So everything plays smooth as butter on my geforce4 4200. C&C Generals, MOH:AA and NBA live are my favorites for TV gaming.

But I don't play RPGs on the TV because the text gets fuzzy. Web surfing is a pain also. Basically forget about using your TV for anything that requires a lot of reading.

I have previously tried using my monitor as my TV system when I was in college and it produced great results, since I could just record anything right to my hard drive and edit it later. A remote is a must.
 

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I wish my tv wasn't so far away...even if i did use the tv-out, my fx5200 would probably die from the little work it would have to do.

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Go EMachines...:(
 

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This is when an HDTV is teh $hit.

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