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AT82
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Ok, most PCI cards with TV out are far too big to fit into my CD player PC project and the PIII board has no AGP card. I also want to keep what little expansion room I have on it for Ethernet and a secondary USB card.

This means using the internal graphics. I was looking at this, it seems a bit on the pricey side but if it does the job I would be willing to pay.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Grand-Hand-Vie...QQcmdZViewItem

I don't suppose anybody else knows a cheaper way of converting an internal graphics chipse to TV out?
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Can you not find a half height gfx card on the net some where? Or was you board on this project µ-ATX? That thing looks like it should work though.
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coolio. i always wanted something like that.... no idea about alternatives tho
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This card is half height with an s-video out:
http://www.xfxforce.com/web/product/...gurationId=988
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/FX_Series.html
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=66315
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=58277
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Basically changing the signal from VGA to RGB scart is a pretty complicated process, especially if you want any kind of picture quality.
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http://www.idiots.org.uk/vga_rgb_scart/

You could always try something like that, depends what your onboard video is?
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Similar to the one you posted is the Logic3 VGA Box.

If your TV (or video equipment, etc.) has component video input (different to composite video input), then you can use a VGA->Scart direct cable.
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My TV is a classic 21" Philips, it has NTSC comptabability but as far as I know the inputs are only RGB and composite.

I.e the only inputs there is a scart and RCA phono.

I have not looked at those cards yet but my motherboard has no AGP slot The graphics are Intel somthing.

Edit I tried a PCI card and it didn't work so if I was to get a new card I would need to do further testing. What picture is likely to better that box on ebay or S-VIDEO on a graphics card?
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(Original post by AT82)
I have not looked at those cards yet but my motherboard has no AGP slot The graphics are Intel somthing.

Edit I tried a PCI card and it didn't work so if I was to get a new card I would need to do further testing. What picture is likely to better that box on ebay or S-VIDEO on a graphics card?
I read that in your earler post. All the cards I linked to are PCI, I think.

To be honest, I don't know what would be better. Them little boxes sometimes have trouble fitting the whole screen on the TV. The ones at school had difficulties so I don't know if it's common. My bro is using an RCA out on his Radeon 9250SE and he says the picture looks better on his TV than on his PC screen.
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I tried connecting my 9600SE to my TV on GTA VC but the top was chopped of the screen

In terms of tooling and DIY an external box would be easier as an external video card would require drilling and the chassis is already becoming weak.
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