What's up guys...
I've been running my new HT equipment now for about 8 months and couldn't be happier. However, I'm always looking to expand the functionality of the HT. I'm also a hardcore computer enthusiast. I have a total of three PCs at home, all located within 7ft from my HT components. I have two identical high end PCs and one PC that I use as a server.
The closest PC to the HT components is one of my high end gaming rigs. Since it's the closest and one of the most powerful, I'd like to hook it up to my setup so I could watch videos, listen to audio, or even have a gaming session with the HT setup.
The computer components (important one's for HT) are as follows:
Intel E6600 @ 3.4Ghz
eVGA 8800GTX (Video Card)
X-Fi Xtreme Music (Sound Card)
HT Components (audio/video processors):
Now, I've done this in the past with my old Rear Projection TV, however the scaling and resolutions NEVER worked out properly.
This is what I'm figuring...
S-Video out from Video Card -> Input on Receiver
Audio out (optical hopefully) from Sound Card -> Receiver
That seems like the basic logical setup. However, I have a feeling that the S-video connection is why the resolution's don't scale properly. Wouldn't I need a component cable from the PC to the Receiver in order to get HD/Widescreen resolutions? Do they sell DVI->Component Cables? My video card has two DVI ports and one S-video port.
Any input on how I could hook up the video portion properly? The audio isn't all that bad -> It's the video that screws me up every time.
Any help is appreciated!