Mac Thread, dvi to s video in Technical; not sure if i asked this before ( most likely have ) anyway found this article :
Mac Pro: Graphics ...
24th August 2008, 03:47 PM #1
dvi to s video
not sure if i asked this before ( most likely have ) anyway found this article :
Mac Pro: Graphics card video compatibility with Apple DVI-to-video adapter
Stating that it wont work with any of the nvidia cards - why wont it work ?
24th August 2008, 04:21 PM #2
Its probably Apples drivers, the NVIDIA cards themselves that I looked at from that list do support DVI-I which includes analogue signals. These are then redirected into the s-video plug.
Try one of these:
VGA Adapter: DVI 24+5 Male to HD15 Female
Plus either this:
VGA to S-Video / RCA Adaptor
Or for much better image quality this:
Projector People : Comprehensive Video High Resolution VGA to Component Cable 6 ft
There is no hardware reason why it should not work so long as the port on the card supports DVI-I.
24th August 2008, 04:33 PM #3
purchased the apple dvi to s video adaptor on ebay
was just curious as have already found the apple dvi to s video / composite cable on ebay and purchased it to try it :
Apple DVI to S-Video / Composite Adapter on eBay, also, Accessories, Apple Macintosh, Computing (end time 24-Aug-08 15:13:30 BST)
so Just wanted to see if there was any reasons as to why it should not work.
Will give it a go once I get it anyway.
24th August 2008, 04:36 PM #4
There do not appear to be any hardware reasons for it not to work. It will be interesting to know your results. Besides I think if you publicly prove Apple wrong Mattx will buy you a beer or something
Which video card do you have?
24th August 2008, 04:40 PM #5
nvidia 8800 GT
I have the early 2008 mac pro with the 8800 GT ( shame they don't support more nvidia graphics card as they brought out the 280 GX and oh boy does that get an amazing ranking graphics wise in terms of gaming ( got under 30k on 3d mark ) in comparison to my measley 14400 lol.
Ah well it plays the games I play flawlessly so im happy
Just sucks they took the s video port off of the nvidia 8800 GT ( dont understand that ) as all other 8800 Nvidias for pcs have an s video out port.
24th August 2008, 04:56 PM #6
If you wanted gaming scores and fps and the ability to buy the latest and greatest (for two months at least) graphics cards for the latest and greatest games, you would have been better off buying an Alienware system
24th August 2008, 05:02 PM #7
no - I like OS X too much and besides the 8800 GT plays all the games I have
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