Video Card Upgrade DVI to HDTV

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  1. Waramp4X4

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    Hey ive decided to start yet another PC to Tv thread.
    Im going to upgrade my Geforce 4400 to whatever i need.
    The TV is a 42" Samsung 1080i HDTV.
    So to connect, I need a video card with a DVI output correct? Is that the same type of output that a HDTV reciever outputs?
    Or do i need the optical type like a DVD player?

    Somebody gimme a rundown on the type of output i need.
    How new of a video card do i need? Probly stay with Geforce...

    Looking to spend $5 lol, no i will spend like 200 or 250.
    Thanks!
     
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    any DVI output should work fine. I don't know how the interlaced stuff works since my TV is 1280x720.
     
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    Can you explain that some more? are you just saying that your TV is more resolution? I assume 1080i means 1080 across by whatever high... that right?
     
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    My TV is a has a resolution of 1280x720p, meaning 720 lines of vertical resoultion progressively scanned. Your TV has a resolution of 1920x1080i, meaning 1080 lines of vertical resoultion. The interlacing means your display alternates between drawing even lines and odd lines.

    I would assume you can set your video card to output any compatible HD resolution (1920x1080 or 1280x720) and it should work fine.
     

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