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PC (DVI) to old TV (RCA -yellow, white, red)

Actually the question is in the title. What cable do I need to connect my old TV to my PC? Is there such a cable ro should I buy a convertor?
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NarendraGCommented:
DO YOU HAVE s-VIDEO PORT ON YOUR pc?
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NarendraGCommented:
if yes you need to buy S-video to RCA cable
5FT-4-PIN-S-VIDEO-to-3-RCA-TV-ma.jpg
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TorretoAuthor Commented:
nope
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TorretoAuthor Commented:
I use exactly the same cable to connect the tv in question to my laptop. but my new desktop has dvi and hdmi output.
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NarendraGCommented:
if you have any Nvidia or any other Graphic card in PC

That will have S-Video output


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NarendraGCommented:
u dont have above S-video port in desktop?
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NarendraGCommented:
if not may be u can use this
vga-to-rca.jpg
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TorretoAuthor Commented:
Here is my VGA.
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TorretoAuthor Commented:
Here is my VGA...
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NarendraGCommented:
then try HDMI HDTV to VGA HD15 Y/Pb/Pr 3 RCA Adapter Cable
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TorretoAuthor Commented:
Have you tried it before? Is it gonna work for sure?
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NarendraGCommented:
i have not tried but it will work i am sure

buy converter from local shop they will tell you details

Thanks
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TorretoAuthor Commented:
the reason why I asked is that I searched on ebay and found this:

http://cgi.ebay.com/HDMI-to-VGA-HD15-3-RCA-Video-Audio-AV-Cable-1-8M-6FT-TV_W0QQitemZ250517857933QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item3a5407268d

NOTE: DO NOT SUPPORT SIGNAL FROM VCR, COMPUTER OR LAPTOP OUTPUT
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NarendraGCommented:
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NarendraGCommented:
this case u have buy 2 convertes

1)HDTV->VGA->S-VIDEO
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TorretoAuthor Commented:
dvi to vga to s-video to rca :)

I'm not too hopeful but I'll try it.

Thanks.
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NarendraGCommented:
let me know the result hope it will work :)
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TorretoAuthor Commented:
Sure! And your solution will be accepted if it works.
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NarendraGCommented:
Haha :)  no problem

I love people not points

Good Luck :)
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FlooringProCommented:
The solution you propose, "dvi to vga to s-video to rca", is a bit rough.  If i'm looking at your card correctly, it would appear that you have a HDMI port located next to the Monitor's DVI's.  If that is indeed the case, then using a simple HDMI -> RCA converter cable would be your best option (I use this option for my Wii console, simply because im too cheap to buy their HDMi adapter).  Does your TV have a 3 input RCA or 5 input RCA ?  If it's a 5 input RCA then the following cable will work nicely for your situation, http://www.amazon.com/PlayStation-3-Component-AV-Cable/dp/B000MIXFWA.   The aformentioned cable would work for a 3 input RCA connection, however note that a 3 input RCA will not allow the bandwidth required to achieve a high definition signal.  
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TorretoAuthor Commented:
My TV has a 3 input RCA. NarendraG mentioned the same cable above. Apparently they don't support computer signals. Plus I couldn't find an hdmi to rca cable which is longer than 6 feet. I need 15ft. Thanks for the answer. I ordered a VGA to S-Video cable on ebay. I'll write the results.
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TorretoAuthor Commented:
It didn't work. Win7 & ATI Catalyst both recognized the TV as a CRT monitor so I couldn't adjust NTSC settings. I think there's no way to connect a RCA input-TV  to a HDMI or DVI only-PC.
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NarendraGCommented:
i am really sorry torreto

may be suggested wrong solution extrmly sorry in this case
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TorretoAuthor Commented:
Oh please. I didn't post it to blame you. Just to let people know that it isn't gonna work. You tried to help, thanks a lot.
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_Commented:
Not a solution, but it might explain why the cable didn't work:
http://superuser.com/questions/76208/dvi-to-rca-dual-monitor

I didn't see a signal converter with a DVI input, just the digital to analog TV converters.
You could try looking for a HDMI to RCA converter box.
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TorretoAuthor Commented:
My DVI to VGA adapter has DVI-A (M) so it's analog. The problem is software seeing anyting hooked to VGA input as a monitor. If I was given the option to choose what device was connected, I could probably do it. Meh.
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_Commented:
>> ...adapter has DVI-A (M)...

ahhhhh... misread your last post.
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