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What's the cheapest way for me to get S-Video output from my computer?

#1 evilmax17   Yardsaling CAG CAGiversary!   7480 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 11 February 2006 - 09:10 PM

I have a Dell desktop (Dimension 2400) without any major videocard in it. What's the cheapest option for me to get S-Video output, so I can hook it up to a TV?

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#2 kakomu   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2264 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 11 February 2006 - 09:13 PM

if you have an AGP slot, just pick up a cheap Video card with an S-Video out. I bought an ATI Radeon 9000 for my media PC that has S-Video out.

However, if you don't have an AGP slot, you'll have to go PCI, and that can get expensive. The Cheapest on Newegg is $1 shy of $70. YOu can get a new motherboard for that much money. One that has AGP or PCI-E on it.

I'm sure there are DVI/VGA transcoders out there that will convert your signal to S-Video, but they will be quite expensive.
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#3 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   49771 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 12 February 2006 - 03:55 AM

The Dimension 2400 doesn't have an AGP slot on it, so you'd have to go PCI for a video card. This I know for a fact, since I have a number of them at work.