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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 2008-03-07, 05:39 PM Thread Starter
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Question Component Video Output on a motherboard?

I am looking for a motherboard with an integrated graphics solution. The kicker is that I need component video out to drive a TV without any digital input.

So far the only board I have found is a mini-ITX board with a via processor.
VIA EPIA EX15000G Mini-ITX Mainboard
I have used VIA mini-ITX before and I am concerned that I wont have enough processor power to run the applications that I need.

Does anyone know of a motherboard with component out or a low power graphics card with component out?

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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 2008-03-07, 06:26 PM
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I think there was an MSI board announced at CeBIT.

I'm probably wrong about the manufacturer but it was mATX.
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post #3 of 19 (permalink) Old 2008-03-07, 07:25 PM
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The board I have has the dongle for component. It is the M2AVM- HDMI
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Great Q!
I'll Look into it.
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post #5 of 19 (permalink) Old 2008-03-07, 08:54 PM
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or just buy adapter cable for around 20 bucks. cheers
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post #6 of 19 (permalink) Old 2008-03-08, 10:09 AM
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Simple adapter cables will not work. A VGA connector is sending RGB signals while a component connection is send YPbPr.
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One of the newer Asus motherboards, the M2NPV-VM for AMD processors, has a bundled breakout card that provides Component/S-Video/Composite output for TV or HDTV:

http://www.asus.com/products.aspx?l1...38&modelmenu=1



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jvincent, Some video chips/cards support YPbPr or VGA out the VGA port. The adapter and drivers/software take care of sending the right signal. Some card makers sell adapters for $50 but they can be built/purchased much cheaper. It's usually better to buy hardware that includes the adapter or cable.
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I know that most cards today are capable of that. But as you state they usually require a special cable/dongle which is sensed by the card to enable YPbPr output.

I interpreted alutz comment to be that you could just take a VGA to RCA cable and make it work, which you cannot.
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post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old 2008-03-08, 08:58 PM
 
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MSI K8NGM2-FID

i was wondering where that bracket came from. anyways... this old geforce 6150 nforce430, socket939 motherboard come w/ a component bracket, always thought it came w/ my DG965WH but i guess that explains why there's no headers for it.

you might wanna check some of their newer models, not really sure if MSI still includes them w/ more current motherboards.

good luck!
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I have both M2NPV-VM and M2A-VM HDMI and both output Component in terrible and unacceptable (to me) quality.

I didn't need to use them but tested them and they might be tweakable with latest drivers but no good at all out of the box.

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I found the component output from a Geforce 7600 GT to be marginal quality. The HDMI is excellent though. OTOH, my older ATI 9800 Pro has excellent component video quality. As a general rule, *600 cards tend to be best for HTPC and appear to be aimed at that market. Lower series cards often lack features, speed or quality and higher series cards are aimed at gamers. The video chips put on motherboards do work but sometimes have issues due to lower GPU horsepower and the use of slower system RAM.
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post #13 of 19 (permalink) Old 2008-03-15, 11:07 AM
 
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Here's a mini-ITX board with component out.

http://www.albatron.com.tw/English/p...ication&no=239

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For integrated component video, I would go for the Gigabyte board based on the AMD 690G.


I_Want_My_HDTV, what brand of 7600GT were you using? I have an EVGA 7600GS and it is pretty good.
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I use a M2A-VM HDMI to power a 44in Toshiba DLP via the component out on the mobo.

It works very well ... but when I'm pulling 1080i from it seems to slow down a little.

M2A-VM HDMI is a great card, but I think it has expansion issues like the component and digi audio out takes up the only 16x pcie slot.
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