[mythtv-users] Video card that can support component and composite at the same time.

Chad masterclc at gmail.com
Mon Sep 24 23:41:42 UTC 2007

On 9/24/07, Matthew Schumacher <schu at schu.net> wrote:
> List,
> I have a ati card that I'm just done fighting with, I'm getting ready to
> order a new nvidia card, but I would really like component and composite
> at the same time because I drive both my HDTV in my TV room and all of
> the rest of the TV's throughout the house via a channel modulator.
> Currently I have one output from mythtv composite and I run it to my
> channel modulator then from the line-out of the modulator to my hdtv.
> This system works fine, except I don't get a HD signal to the HD tv.
> I figured as long as I'm ordering a new card, I would try to upgrade to
> hdtv output.
> So the question is if I buy this card:
> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16814133151
> Can I run both composite and component?  I'm suspecting not since they
> plug into the same physical jack.
> What if I got a dvi or vga to component cable.  Since the card can
> product HDTV resolutions could I get my HD signal that way and use the
> composite for my channel modulator?
> Any other thoughts on how to do this?  I do have an hdmi jack on the
> back of the tv.
> Thanks,
> schu
> _______________________________________________

Other options are things like receivers that will down convert
Component to S-Video/Composite or VGA splitters.  You can take the One
of the ports from the VGA splitter and port it into your HDTV, and
take another and port it into a VGA-Composite adapter.

Ultimately, I would probably find it considerably cheaper to build a
smaller, non-HD capable MythTV system than to purchase all the
cabling/adapters/converts/receivers to accomplish this.


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