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x1900xt and HD tv

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Willbo, 11 Jul 2006.

  1. Willbo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 28 Jul 2004

    Posts: 1,219

    Location: Solihull, Birmingham

    is it possible to get my x1900xt to output HD to a HDTV?
    the box says HDTV on it, but i'm just curious as to how i could do it and what the results are like?

    i'm thinking of getting a HDtv and instead of buying a HD compatible DVD player, i'd use my PC to play DVDs if i knew i could output HD
  2. FrankJH


    Joined: 6 Jun 2005

    Posts: 22,512

    probably best to post in the av section near the bottom

    but with a few software additions ( fddshow and media player classic are common combinations I believe) you should be ok - but its to do with cpu horsepower as well I believe so check down there for more details

    edit ...didnt read your sig - I should guess that your X2 4400 with 2GB should be more than capable
  3. Psycho Sonny


    Joined: 21 Jun 2006

    Posts: 36,118

    yes its possible look in the Catalyst Control Centre there is a section which is all about enabline HD modes
  4. Shining


    Joined: 9 Nov 2003

    Posts: 434

    Location: Perth, Western Australia

    you just plug it in like a monitor with DVI, and then set it to the native resolutioon. simple :)
  5. Psycho Sonny


    Joined: 21 Jun 2006

    Posts: 36,118

    he wants to run HD though, my native res is 1360 x 768 but hd is 1024 x 768
  6. Energize


    Joined: 12 Mar 2004

    Posts: 28,971

    Location: England

    1360x768 is hd, anything with 700 horizontal pixels or more is hd.

    If your thinking of using your pc to play dvds, ffdshow is a must.
    Last edited: 12 Jul 2006
  7. FrankJH


    Joined: 6 Jun 2005

    Posts: 22,512

    I wouldnt say its a must personally - dont get me wrong it certainly has benefits but I cant tell that much difference between a decent upscaling DVD player / tv and ffdshow
  8. testa12


    Joined: 25 Jan 2006

    Posts: 345

    PowerDVD, bundled with the 1900xtx (at least with the Saffire) works just fine for HD playback.
  9. Jakus


    Joined: 31 Jul 2004

    Posts: 3,733

    You can output virtually any type of signal from the Ati card !
    The Factor is You need a Friendly HD TV, DVI or DVI/Hdmi is the best method but research the Particular TV as for best results You want 1:1 pixel mapping

    take a look here :- http://www.avforums.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=155