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Nvidia Geforce Graphics card-what kind of tv out do i have?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Antaeus.R, Apr 9, 2007.

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  1. Antaeus.R

    Antaeus.R Thread Starter

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    OK i have a Nvidia Geforce4 Ti4200 Graphics Card and it supports a tv out jack it "looks" very similar to a 7 pin svideo input but its not. I have contacted Nvidia and they have yet to return my emails. any body else have this problem?
     
  2. GripS

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    found this on wikipedia:

    "The 4-pin mini-DIN connectors seem to be common on TVs, VCRs, and DVD players. The 7-pin quasi-DIN connectors seem to be more common on computers. The 7 pin socket accepts the 4 pin plug and the S-video signals are available on the matching pins. When a 7 pin plug is inserted, one of the extra pins carries a composite CVBS video signal for non S-video displays. Some graphics cards, require the remaining two pins to be shorted together to enable the CVBS mode.

    The 7 pin plug has a longer locating lug making it difficult (but not impossible) to insert it in a 4 pin socket. Damage to the plug and socket is inevitable if the plug is forced into the socket.

    A 7-pin quasi-DIN can also transmit Y'PbPr or RGB component video, though the outputs are usually 3 RCA jacks. Such cables are often provided with video cards."
     
  3. Antaeus.R

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    well the thing is i bought a svideo 4 pin the other day and tried to insert it and it didnt work. i took the computer to radio shack and a few other places close by and everyone told me to contact the manufacter. and even tried a 7 pin svideo in store. none worked
     
  4. Antaeus.R

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    bump nothing?
     
  5. kiwiguy

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    There should have been an "adapter" cable with the card that breaks out to RCA video In-Out and S-Video In-Out. (4 sockets to 1 plug)

    With a ViVo (Video In Video Out) card I would not be surprised if the 7 pin is customised to accommodate the full I/O function.
     
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