Help: display plus projector with 9600GS card?


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Beemer

A club I belong to has a new computer with an NVidia 9500GS video card
which has DVI, S-Video and hdmi outputs.

Requirement is to connect an LCD monitor for Windows and at the same time an
LCD projector to project digital photographs 1024 x 768 or project DVD
video.

The projector has VGA and S-video inputs but as I feel that S-video is not
good enough for a high quality 1024 x 768 image I have connected it to the
9500GS DVI output using a DVI/VGA adaptor effectively making output VGA.

Now all that is left is to connect the lcd display to the 9500GS.

To do so I believe I would need one of the following which I could not find
by Googling:

- s-video to vga adaptor
- s-video to dvi adaptor
- hdmi to vga adaptor
- hdmi to dvi adaptor

My other computer has a 8800GT which has dual DVI out which is a better
solution but for reason of cost this is not an option for our club.

Anyone help?

regards,

Beemer
 
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Dave

Beemer said:
A club I belong to has a new computer with an NVidia 9500GS video card
which has DVI, S-Video and hdmi outputs.

Requirement is to connect an LCD monitor for Windows and at the same time
an LCD projector to project digital photographs 1024 x 768 or project DVD
video.

The projector has VGA and S-video inputs but as I feel that S-video is not
good enough for a high quality 1024 x 768 image I have connected it to
the 9500GS DVI output using a DVI/VGA adaptor effectively making output
VGA.

Now all that is left is to connect the lcd display to the 9500GS.

To do so I believe I would need one of the following which I could not
find by Googling:

- s-video to vga adaptor
- s-video to dvi adaptor
- hdmi to vga adaptor
- hdmi to dvi adaptor

My other computer has a 8800GT which has dual DVI out which is a better
solution but for reason of cost this is not an option for our club.

Anyone help?

regards,

Beemer

Converting HDMI to DVI should be easy, as HDMI is just the same as (DVI plus
audio):

http://www.ramelectronics.net/audio...ital-hdmi-adapter-kd-fmhdmi/prodKDFMHDMI.html

But if your projector has d-sub (mistakenly referred to as VGA) input and
your computer monitor has DVI input, a better solution would be to replace
the video card. Yes, I understand there is a budget issue. But Unless you
are going to do extreme gaming with that rig, you do not need a 9600 or 8800
series video adapter. The following should work fine:

http://www.buy.com/prod/evga-geforc...-7200gs-450mhz-128mb/q/loc/101/204832270.html

Note that will be considerably slower than the 9600gs series, but unless the
computer is used for gaming or CAD or something you didn't mention, I
believe it will work great. It will certainly handle display of low-res
photos and DVD movies to two "monitors" (well one monitor and one
projector). No adapters needed! I DVI, 1 D-Sub (VGA), DONE! -Dave
 
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Paul

Beemer said:
A club I belong to has a new computer with an NVidia 9500GS video card
which has DVI, S-Video and hdmi outputs.

Requirement is to connect an LCD monitor for Windows and at the same time an
LCD projector to project digital photographs 1024 x 768 or project DVD
video.

The projector has VGA and S-video inputs but as I feel that S-video is not
good enough for a high quality 1024 x 768 image I have connected it to the
9500GS DVI output using a DVI/VGA adaptor effectively making output VGA.

Now all that is left is to connect the lcd display to the 9500GS.

To do so I believe I would need one of the following which I could not find
by Googling:

- s-video to vga adaptor
- s-video to dvi adaptor
- hdmi to vga adaptor
- hdmi to dvi adaptor

My other computer has a 8800GT which has dual DVI out which is a better
solution but for reason of cost this is not an option for our club.

Anyone help?

regards,

Beemer

DVI-I to VGA dongle sounds good for the projector. The DVI-I connector
has analog and digital signals, and the dongle picks off the analog
ones, and puts them on the 15 pin connector.

There is available, an HDMI to DVI-D dongle. HDMI has digital signals
only on it. The signals are virtually the same as DVI (except the
HDMI can go higher in frequency, HDMI supports HDCP by definition,
and there is also the possibility of carrying sound in the signal).

As long as the LCD monitor has DVI input, you should be all set.
Just get one of these as an adapter. Apparently they also exist
in cable form, with HDMI on one end and DVI on the other.

Syba HDMI to DVI-D
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812186019

The 9500 GS is a non-standard card, and may have been made just
for HP. Presumably its template is some other card, and they
slowed down the clock, or changed the width of the memory
array or something.

Some HP ------ 9500GS ----DVI------DVI/VGA dongle----- LCD_projector_VGA
Computer ----HDMI-----HDMI/DVI dongle---- LCD_computer_monitor
----Svideo---X

The only other potential issue, is connector spacing on the
faceplate of the video card, and whether the dongles will
fit next to one another. If there isn't room, then maybe
the cable form of the adapter would work better.

Paul
 
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Beemer

Paul,

Thanks for th advice and all is now working as you proposed. The 9600GS is
a card used in the Medion computer which is made in Germany and sold by
Aldi. It is principally a Windows Media Center computer hence the hdmi (and
TV out which I forgot to mention)

regards,

Beemer
 

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