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Connecting an LCD TV to a computer to use as TV and Comp. Monitor.

I have a radeon x700 video card that has a monitor jack and a dvi i dual link jack.

The tv is a Vizio 37 inch with 2 Hdmi inputs, pair of component vid inputs, pc style vga input (1366x768 res), A/V input (composite and s video) .

I am wondering if I could connect the two and without sacrificing picture quality. Also, I'm not sure if a cable from dvi i dual link to hdmi exists.
Please help. Thanks!

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Im no expert on the subject, but I use my L37 for a monitor, and use just the vga adapter. It works good as a monitor, and both dvds and my hdtv wonder tuner card look great through the vga connection. They do make adapters for dvi to hdmi. Although, hdmi also carries sound, but you wont get that out of your dvi output from your card. So you might not have sound when using that connection, as your tv may not look to the headphone type jack used for sound imput from your computer when you select the hdmi source on it. If you have speakers already connected to your computer you may not care. Also if you have a 720 p Vizio, 1366x768 is the highest resolution you are going to get out of it anyway, if I'm not mistaken. I'm Not sure why you would need 2 connectios to the same monitor either. I posted 1 link below because they had several dvi to hdmi adapters. Hope that helps.

http://www.bizrate.com/computercables_adapters/products__keyword--hdmi+dvi+d+dual+link.html

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