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   Basic Video Configuration : Loop-back or Separate Monitor


Summary

MyHD uses it's own output rather than the system video card overlay for full-screen video.  It should be thought of as a separate graphics device, although you can loop the video of the main video card together with MyHD.  

How to connect MyHD to Component HDTV with no VGA input?

MyHD is a VGA device, although the HDTV broadcast can be converted by the card and output as Component Y-Pb-Pr and connected directly to an HDTV.  It is not, however, a transcoder and therefore cannot convert the PC video card's VGA signal to Component video. required to connect to an Y-Pb-Pr only HDTV.  

If you need to convert your PC's VGA signal to component, there are currently two options:

ATI Radeon video card users may have the option of purchasing a Component Dongle, although it does not work with all Radeon models.  For more information, check ATI website.

For all other models of video cards, the alternative is to use a VGA to Component signal converter/transcoder.  Since the video card and MyHD output separate video signals, the resolution of your PCs graphics card must be configured to connect properly with your HDTV.  Be aware all the caveats using a converter and use caution when sending high frequency PC signals to your HDTV as doing so for more than a few seconds can result in damage to your set.  For more information, see Connecting your PC to your HDTV.

Pass-through mode with Loop-back cable  

Basic installation assumes loop-back configuration, used when feeding both the Windows desktop and Full-Screen HDTV to the same display using the same connection.  In this pass-through mode, both the main graphics card and the MyHD must use the same video format. MyHD's software will allow switching between the two video signals by using "window" and "full-screen" to toggle.

Separate Monitor

Separate Monitor option is used when two displays are used, normally a monitor for the video card and HDTV for the MyHD.  It can also be used on the same display when using different inputs.  When separate monitor is used, the Windows desktop is fully operational, allowing you to work on other tasks while you are viewing TV on a separate display.  This configuration allows the direct hookup of the MyHD to Component (Y-Pb-Pr) based HDTV with the use of a breakout cable (VGA to 3xRCA).  

Connection diagrams for MDP-100/120 or DVI Daughter Card

MyHD features on-screen-display menu which can be controlled with the remote included in the package.  

The small MyHD window on the desktop is not full-bandwidth video and therefore stretching the image to fit the screen does not result in true high-definition HDTV.  

 


 
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