[GLLUG] PCI video card w/TV out?

Ross Smith rsmith1916 at gmail.com
Sat Jun 21 10:35:37 EDT 2008

On Sat, Jun 21, 2008 at 12:05 AM, Karl Schuttler <rexykik at gmail.com> wrote:

> If you have an issue with the syncing, CTRL-K and CTRL-L speed up and
> slow down audio in VLC.
> On Fri, Jun 20, 2008 at 11:10 PM, Charles Ulrich <charles at bityard.net>
> wrote:
> > On 6/20/08, Ross Smith <rsmith1916 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> I'm in the same boat, somewhat similar situation.  I'm getting a VGA to
> >> S-Video adapter to solve the problem with my little setup. Now, if I
> could
> >> just finish compiling KDE (it's FreeBSD).  Curiously, those are actually
> >> hard to find even at radio shack.
> >
> > That's because the adapters are hard to make and sell affordably. VGA
> > and S-Video signals are so different that it's not an easy task to
> > convert the former to the latter without quite a bit of hardware. An
> > article I read a few years back said that you basically have to
> > compromise either on picture quality (containing artifacts from an
> > imperfect signal translation) or latency (meaning any audio coming out
> > of the system would be slightly ahead of the video). This is what led
> > me to just get a cheap nvidia card for my media PC.
> >
> > It's possible that the converters they sell now are better, though.
> >
> > Charles
> >

Thanks for the info.  I have a Windows box which is collecting dust and
contains an ATI Radeon with S-Video, I'm strongly moving toward that.  The
fact that it houses my emulators (C64, Atari, Nintendo, etc, etc), combined
with the possibility the conversion from VGA might not be decent, may move
me in that direction.   Plus, when people come over I can always say,
"Windows doesn't deserve a resolution better than this old TV... it had to
be done".

-- Ross
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