Your Ad Here Your Ad Here
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 18

Thread: Tips On Running Console Games Through A Tv Tuner?

  1. #1
    Poster
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Posts
    1,046
    Hey, I'm running my DC through my PC Monitor via a TV tuner, just have a few questions to make the experience more enjoyable

    1. Is playing like this better graphics-wise than playing on a TV?

    2. What does Overlay Mode do? Should I leave it on or off?

    3. Does increasing the Video Screen Format Size do anything for the resolution of the game? right now it's running at 704X576, should I change it to something else?

    4. What should the input signal be? VTR or TV?

    When I use the software to capture from my analogue camcorder, I use:

    VTR mode, No Overlay Enabled and a screen size of 640X480, should I reset the settings back to this when capturing, or leave them the same as when I'm playing DC?

    Thanks
    www.never-dead.cjb.net

    Ardeth In Pre-Production

  2. Games   -   #2
    i find real tv looks better. i use my tv to play pc gamees if i can get all the controls on the pad.

    i dont liike the look of tv on a monitor, its all grainy IME
    <span style='color:black'>websites that are actually good</span>
    http://www.sputnik7.com - music videos &amp; short films &amp; anime
    http://www.atomfilms.com - more short films
    http://www.howstuffworks.com - learning can be fun
    http://www.caedes.net - probably the best wallpapers on the net

  3. Games   -   #3
    Playing on a tv is alot better.

    If you increase the video size, it will drop the quality of the video.

    There should be an antenna/cable and a composite input. Cable of course lets you have sound.

    @Micro - What type of card do you use. Video quality is great when I watch on my tv through s-video. Although text is nearly impossible to read unless it is at a high setting.

    But I have to set for Duel View so I can drag windows media player off to the right and it will be on my tv so I can watch a movie and browse the net at the same time.
    Need a cheap/easy way of modding your xbox? Check this out.


  4. Games   -   #4
    Need a cheap/easy way of modding your xbox? Check this out.


  5. Games   -   #5
    Poster
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Posts
    1,046
    Singa, do you suggest I drop the video size to full-screen 352X288?
    www.never-dead.cjb.net

    Ardeth In Pre-Production

  6. Games   -   #6
    Originally posted by SingaBoiy@10 July 2004 - 17:17
    Heres an example of what my set up looks like.

    Image Resized
    Image Resized
    [img]http://home.comcast.net/~klb59642004/images/dualview001.JPG' width='200' height='120' border='0' alt='click for full size view'>
    similar here. tv on the left though. when i play games though i sometimes clone displays so i can play on the tv (the natural fuzziness makes it look better).


    problemis, realplayer movies wont play on my TV

    Image Resized
    [img]http://img69.photobucket.com/albums/v210/TheDave/desktop7thjuly.jpg' width='200' height='120' border='0' alt='click for full size view'>
    <span style='color:black'>websites that are actually good</span>
    http://www.sputnik7.com - music videos &amp; short films &amp; anime
    http://www.atomfilms.com - more short films
    http://www.howstuffworks.com - learning can be fun
    http://www.caedes.net - probably the best wallpapers on the net

  7. Games   -   #7
    Originally posted by MicroScreen2@10 July 2004 - 08:43

    similar here. tv on the left though. when i play games though i sometimes clone displays so i can play on the tv (the natural fuzziness makes it look better).


    problemis, realplayer movies wont play on my TV

    Image Resized
    </a>
    Why is the left side smaller then the right?

    How can u ever find stuff on your desktop

    @Vamp - 640x480 should be good. Depending on your video card, cpu, and ram.
    Need a cheap/easy way of modding your xbox? Check this out.


  8. Games   -   #8
    left is smaller so i can read text on the tv


    anyway, i cant remember what my (actually in my bro&#39;s pc now, so its probably his ) tv card is.

    but make sure you dont put your resolution to high for tv input cos it interlaces which might look bad on fast moving games

    this is our security camera on:

    720x576 (interlaced)
    Image Resized
    [img]http://img69.photobucket.com/albums/v210/TheDave/tvinterlaced.jpg' width='200' height='120' border='0' alt='click for full size view'>


    720x288 (not interlaced/deinterlaced)
    Image Resized
    [img]http://img69.photobucket.com/albums/v210/TheDave/tvdeinterlaced.jpg' width='200' height='120' border='0' alt='click for full size view'>
    <span style='color:black'>websites that are actually good</span>
    http://www.sputnik7.com - music videos &amp; short films &amp; anime
    http://www.atomfilms.com - more short films
    http://www.howstuffworks.com - learning can be fun
    http://www.caedes.net - probably the best wallpapers on the net

  9. Games   -   #9
    Poster
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Posts
    1,046
    How can I deinterlace the game, because it was looking a little streaky on 640X480, maybe I should move it down to 352X288 and play in fullscreen, will the graphics be worse then, than 640X480?

    Does Overlay Mode deinterlace the footage perhaps?
    www.never-dead.cjb.net

    Ardeth In Pre-Production

  10. Games   -   #10
    dreamcast natively includes VGA support, so you could connect it directly to the PC monitor which automatically enables the dreamcast&#39;s higher-resolution mode (which cannot be achieved by connecting it to a tuner). you&#39;d just need to purchase a dreamcast VGA cable (easily available on eBay or from sites like Lik-Sang.com). there&#39;s no compatibility problem then, unlike with televisions, since VGA is the same all over the world.

    some games do not work with the VGA cable, but i think most do.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •