Analog cable on LCD


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Re_endian_miss

Need a sanity check because I'm losing it...

I connected an analog cable signal via coaxial cable to an ATI Tv
Wonder VE card (on an Athlon XP 2000/GeForice Ti4200 system) connected
to a 19" LCD (Samsung 193p). The CD that came with the ATI card was
defective (weird, for a shrink-wrapped retail box from mwave.com?) so I
had to download the software (DAO->driver->MMC->remote control s/w).
Now, I get the TV signal, but the picture is a bit grainy... worse than
the same signal connected to a "normal" TV. I expect the picture on the
LCD to be AS GOOD as an analog TV - not worse....

Does this make sense? Any advice?
 
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J. Clarke

Need a sanity check because I'm losing it...

I connected an analog cable signal via coaxial cable to an ATI Tv
Wonder VE card (on an Athlon XP 2000/GeForice Ti4200 system) connected
to a 19" LCD (Samsung 193p). The CD that came with the ATI card was
defective (weird, for a shrink-wrapped retail box from mwave.com?) so I
had to download the software (DAO->driver->MMC->remote control s/w).
Now, I get the TV signal, but the picture is a bit grainy... worse than
the same signal connected to a "normal" TV. I expect the picture on the
LCD to be AS GOOD as an analog TV - not worse....

Does this make sense? Any advice?
Personally I'd send it back--whatever happened to the CD may have happened
to the rest of the board. Beyond that, last I heard the TV Wonders were
still using the old BT8x8 chipset which isn't very good by contemporary
standards--see if you can find a board that uses one of the newer Phillips
or Conexant chips--the Compro boards are well regarded and start at about
$40, going up to about $90 at which point you're getting the same kind of
signal processing that you got in the final generation of pure-analog TVs.
 

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