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Old 09-12-04, 08:46 PM
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most affordable way to hook up a pc to my 36" tv?

I run MAME on my pc but I'm getting tired of playing it on my 17" monitor. I want to hook it up to my 36" tv so I can play the games on that instead. the tv has composite, s-video and component inputs. the pc is a Compaq with onboard video(in case this matters). what would be the most affordable way to hook the pc to the tv?
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For Video:

what video outputs does the computer have? Most likely just an output for the monitor, but it's possible it has a composite video out already.

If not, it's probably cheaper to buy a new video card with tv-out than to buy a VGA -> tv converter. I think even the cheapest nvidia geforce cards are supposed to have decent tv-out, but I haven't played with them much personally.

For Audio:

Go to radioshack and buy a cable that will go from your sound card's line-out (or headphone jack) to RCA Stereo inputs on your TV or Receiver. I bought one a while back and it was only a few dollars.

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