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
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,
your PC to your HDTV.
Pass-through mode with
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 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
Connection diagrams for MDP-100/120
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