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Old May 10th, 2003, 04:51 AM   #1
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DVD to TV Monitor?

I'm using the Pioneer A05 DVD burner/player - which works without a hitch.
Is there a way to connect the DVD player to an outside normal TV monitor so that I don't have to buy a separate stand alone DVD player?
Ideas appreciated.
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Old May 10th, 2003, 05:07 AM   #2
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What you'd need to do would be to get a video card with an S-Video or RCA out. The problem there being that such a video card is very likely to run you more than just buying a DVD player would, especially since you can get a pretty decent DVD player for $60-$70 usd. APEX is a good brand to look into -- Cheap with lots of options (DVD-VCD-CD-MP3 playback).

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Old May 10th, 2003, 05:38 AM   #3
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There are a ton of us using Apex 1100's, get em at Wal Mart for around $70.
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Old May 10th, 2003, 08:45 AM   #4
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Thanks for the responses!
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Old May 13th, 2003, 10:36 AM   #5
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Basically you cannot view your movie from a DVD player in
your computer (directly) because it doesn't have any decoding
software/hardware. It just understands the DVD disc (like a CD)
but doesn't know what to do with the MPEG2/Video on it (like
VCD on a normal CD).

As pointed out you will either need (if you want to do it on your
computer):

- a video card with a TV connector (composite/svhs)
- an mpeg2 decoder card with TV connector (like RealMagic Hollywood+)

I have the last one and that card gives a better quality than
through a video card in my humble opinion.

BUT, the best option now-a-days is indeed to just buy yourself
a seperate DVD player. As pointed out these can be very cheap
these days and don't need you to fiddle around with your PC.
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