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    Red face tv out allways that bad ?

    hi there,
    i am new to the mp3car.com thing and am in process of building my own mp3 car setup.
    thx for the info on the board, its been very helpfull !
    i have a question.
    i am finally done with my computer setup
    its a pIII 667 with a 20 GB hd, and i have a riva tnt2 card with tv out on it.
    i am still waiting for my psone screen which i intend to take apart to fit my car.
    my mate has one and the resolution looks ok to do some "cobra" displaying.
    but when i connected my computer setup to a tv, my heart allmost skipped to beats.
    the picture is not sharp but very bad.
    is this normal ? my mate also has a different card and also the screen is bad.
    at the computer store they sell this as gadget to watch dvds on your tv, but sure as hell i wont watch my dvds like that, they would look like total ****.

    really looking forward to your replies and help.

    gerard.

    oh yeah forgot to mention, i also have the border around your screen thing, but that is a problem for the future.

    my card is a:
    CARDEXpert TM64. riva tnt2 chipset
    time for the sig:

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    What type of Screen are u using. That prolly where ur problem is. Also do not expect to have GOOD quality with a regular TFT screen. If you really want one that is good, u will need to get an ACTIVE MATRIX TFT screen. If u look on the sale section, i have posted one there.
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    thx for your reply, but the picture does also suck on my regular tv.
    is this normal ?
    the tft picture is the same as on tv, bad
    and i am also having trouble getting it full screen, i keep getting the borders around it.
    anybody know how to resolve this with an cardexpert riva tnt2 m64 ?
    time for the sig:

    '00 VW golf TDI upped to 130 HP - 18" RS 6 wheels - liliput 7" tft in indash housing - epia 10K - SB audigy - caliber 1 fahrad CAP - RF punch amp - hollywood 1.6K mono amp - boston acoustics pro - RF 10" DVD sub

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    is your rca connection wire shielded ?

    i also have a riva tnt2 but not tv out and i found out the 6.30 drivers work better than the 6.50 ones (6.50 ones crashed in all my games) i dont know how much help this is but you could try switching drivers

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    can you point me to the drivers ?
    i am having trouble finding them

    and do you still have the black borders around your screen or is youres full screen ?
    hope to hear from you soon.

    thx.
    time for the sig:

    '00 VW golf TDI upped to 130 HP - 18" RS 6 wheels - liliput 7" tft in indash housing - epia 10K - SB audigy - caliber 1 fahrad CAP - RF punch amp - hollywood 1.6K mono amp - boston acoustics pro - RF 10" DVD sub

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    well i dont have tv out so dont know bout black borders, if you have icq message me on 36022143 and ill send em to ya

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    Well, whether or not the screen is TFT (which is active matrix) wouldn't effect the clarity all that much. He did say he connected it to a standard television set. When you convert VGA to composite you lose a lot of quality and not to mention the resolutions on TVs are HORRIBLE in comparision to even the cheapest VGA monitor. It's too bad VGA LCDs cost an arm and a leg. I still can't believe I paid as much as I did, but the picture is absolutely stunning.

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    Originally posted by Carlos C:
    <STRONG>Well, whether or not the screen is TFT (which is active matrix) </STRONG>

    True. All TFT's are active matrix. But I have seen some poor quality TFT screens. I guess some are better than others.

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