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You said the TV is 1080i. Therefore, the proper resolution from the computer would be 1920x1080.

 

You'll want to use the component (RGB) in order to get this resolution, as S-video or composite only support standard definition resolutions.

 

+1, the lower res composite cables will look pretty bad.

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thanks for the information. So since I am building a new computer, I just need to get a video card with DVI and a DVI to component (RGB) adapter. That should be easy enough.

 

Next question. How can I easily switch from my main monitor to the TV? Meaning, I want a "normal" computer with the option of sending either a streaming Youtube video or avi from my PC to the TV without too much hassle, i.e. I don't want to have to unplug my monitor and then plug in the TV.

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Many video cards these days have at least two outputs. Just find one that has the right combination of outputs for your needs (i.e. DVI/DVI, DVI/VGA, DVI/HDMI). You'll have a dual monitor setup - but one of the monitors is a TV. Then you'll be able to choose a couple configurations, either cloning the desktop onto both, or expanding the desktop across them. All you'll have to do is switch the TV input.

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