|Originally posted by merc
One more question on the DTV-200. How about connections? Once this system is set up, I'd like to use this system only for timeshifting HD OTA broadcasts, without an attached computer monitor. My new Pioneer HDTV has a VGA connection and a pair of component inputs. Do I need to buy an additional cable other than the ones that the HiPix comes with??? What would be the best way to hook up the HiPix with my HDTV?
I don't think there is really much of a choice for HDTV hookup,
you need to drive the computer with a monitor, then hook the
component output of the card to the HDTV. This setup leaves
all the controls and PC operation still active while viewing the
movie. Otherwise, to get them on the same screen involves
using a SVGA to component converter (unless your HDTV is
one of the rare ones that directly accepts computer SVGA
like the RCAs do), then using the bypass to see it all together.
That presumes your HDTV will do computer resolutions.
I don't have the hipix in the living room, thats a long term plan
that took a setback when one of the kids decided my deticated
HTPC in there looked good in her room :)
I do have a projector that takes both SVGA and component
directly, so I would tend to have both a monitor AND the HDTV
hooked up. Why quibble over a $200 monitor ?