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DVI-I Male to 3 RCA Component Adapter w/ DIP Switch for ATI Video Cards (Gold Plated)
Use the power of your ATI video card to watch high-resolution video content through the Component Video inputs on your TV with this DVI to Component Adapter for ATI Video Cards from Monoprice!
This adapter is specifically designed to work only with the following ATI Video Cards:
- All-In-Wonder 8500
- All-In-Wonder 8500DV
- Radeon 9500 series
- Radeon 9550 series
- Radeon 9600 series
- Radeon 9700 series
- Radeon 9800 series
The DIP switches on the adapter allow you to control the allowable output settings for resolution and aspect ratio. The DIP switches are set as follows:
- turn on if your display supports 480i resolution
- turn on if your display supports 480p resolution
- always leave off (the adapater does not support the 540p resolution)
- turn on if your display supports 720p resolution
- turn on if your display supports 1080i resolution
- turn on if your display supports 16:9 aspect ratio
Note: Make sure you have installed the latest drivers for your video card and set the DIP switches before installing this adapter. Turn the power off to your computer before installing this adapter.
PROS: Works exactly as expected
DIP switches on the adapter add flexibility
PROS: Fast delivery, product as shown and works great!
If you are having trouble you may need to do the following steps. Set the dip switches to 720p out only (you can adjust in software later). You will need to have installed the most recent catalyst drivers. You also need to have anpother display with DVI or VGA output. Load up and find the option that says something like "force component output detection" then reboot. Then you need to tell it to output 720p. Then reboot. Not it won't display anything until windows fully loads, i.e. you won't get any bios message or the windows logo.
However once it loads you are golden. perfect picture (I had to set the oversan to 0%, for some reason it defaults to overscan)
I am using this to output from PC to standard resolution TV in a MAME cabinet. 480i switch activated only. You are not limited to 480i though since I use 640X432 with the help of a software call PowerStrip. Display can be overscan with 640X480 (cut on top and bottom or left right). 640X432 fixed this on my TV and everything fits on the screen. The closest thing to a real arcade monitor I can get.
I've got a beautiful CRT HDTV here, but it doesn't have HDMI input, just component. My old tower however, coincidentally does have the good ol Radeon 9600 Pro in it. So I got lucky that my TV and video card support each other, but I guess they're both from the same era, so maybe its not THAT big of a coincidence.
Anyways, all I had to do was hook it up, and enable the screen in ATI's Catalyst control center. I'm still futzing around with resolutions to get it to properly fit the screen, but it looks gorgeous at 1980i with 16:9 aspect ratio.
So if you've got a component TV and one of the old Radeon 9x series, its the cheapest fix for HD video out. Don't bother looking for a simple adapter for HDMI to component though. They don't exist. Digital vs Analog there.
PROS: I use Monoprice for every cable need i have (and other small tech parts).
always works like a charm.
simple product - simple to use - and it just works. what else do you want?
Unfortunately I couldn't made it works. Anybody could recommend a graphic card (non need of 3D, just good HD component output at 1080i) ?
Note that the DIP switches work as intended, and HD resolutions are output as expected. However, if you intend to watch a commerical DVD from your computer's DVD drive, then you have to drop the output to the dongle to at most 720x480. ATI's FAQ on their dongle states Macrovision licensing limits the output of component video for DVDs to 480i/p.
I'm not entirely certain if the limitation I ran into was from the dongle or my playback software, so this may not be the case for you, but you may have to find a solution to circumvent the limitation in order to watch the movie you purchased through the computer you purchased on the TV you purchased it is your fairuse right.