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    hello again.
    please enlighten me.

    what are the differences in the D-Sub,S-Video,DVI connectors in many video cards?

    Also, which card comes with S-Video and composite connectors (only)?

    thnx.
    tikki
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    Tikki: I think I can answer your first question but not your second. It all depends on what kind of display or device you want to connect to the video card. Your D-Sub socket is for your regular PC monitor. S-video is for connecting a device that supports S-video. And increasing number of cards have a digital input for monitors (mostly flat panels) that support a digital connection, theoretically giving you better image quality. Specifically, a DVI input allows you to connect e.g. a digital camcorder. Oh, I do know of one video device that has only S-video and composite - the Belkin Hi Speed USB DVD Creator thingy: it's not highly recommended, though... Others who really know what they're talking about will certainly be along soon...
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    D-sub = analigue connection found on all CRT monitors and some TFT/LCDs

    DVI = digital signal found on most LCDs for improved quality picture

    s-video/composite = analogue connection to output to TV/VCR

    No graphics card would come with s-vdeio only!!!

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    No graphics card would come with s-vdeio only!!!
    i mean aside from the vga port (i now guess its the d sub connector right?)

    actually, my problem is that the tv i am using now doesn't have s-video input. it does have the RCA video inputs. so what i want is a card with both s-video and either the baby plug or rca connectors. and maybe the dvi connector also...
    tikki
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    i just read this on a site. i think i can use s-video to composite(rca) adapter (i hope there still is such a thing)..
    tikki
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