vga to composite or s-video converter

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vga to composite or s-video converter

Ive got a quick question, and im not sure whether or not this is the right catagory or not, but i need to convert a vga signal to s-video or composite. i know that they exist, but would anybody have any suggestions? i would like it to be external, but someting pci would work too. thanks!!!

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Google "VGA TV Converter"

You can get stand-alone converters for around $50-$70. Here's an example:

http://www.smarthome.com/7743.html

If the machine you're dealing with has a swappable video card you're probably better off getting one with TV/S-video output built in, of course. Most cards have these days. I recently bought an Nvidia GeForce 6 card that had VGA, DVI, *and* a multifunction port/octopus cable arrangement that supports composite/S-Video/and HDTV Component output for less then $50.

(Which is now driving a Sony HDTV via through a DVI-HDMI cable, so I didn't actually need the fancy TV-out support, but it's still neat to have gotten so cheaply.)

--Peace

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*foreheadslap*

Oh, yeah. In terms of specific recommendations/suggestions long ago I used an Antec "TVator Exec", and it did a decent job.

http://www.ladydragon.com/a-tvator.html

They don't sell it anymore, unfortunately. You might be able to eBay one.

--Peace

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