It mentions nothing about using ATI cards (which is what I had seen earlier). I'll have to order one and try it out. My media center PC is using an ATI card, but maybe I can move one of the other computers to try it out (which have nvidia cards). When I get it, I'll post my results here.independentpete said:Cost of Option 2 is about half that of Option 1. Are there performance differences? does that DVI to Component Adapter from geeks.com work with non-ATI cards?
Three coax cables should work great.Mike said:The way I will be using this if it works is to pipe it over coax with female RCA adapters on the end.
Geeks.com doesn't say anything about ATI, but I found what looks like the same adapter here - http://www.hdtvsupply.com/dvtohdcoad.html - and they only list ATI cards.Mike said:It mentions nothing about using ATI cards (which is what I had seen earlier).
Component baluns only use two wires, so you can use three pairs of baluns and still have one pair of wires left. See here - http://www.muxlab.com/products/ve_vga_component_balun.html. They say, "The product allows three coaxial cables to be replaced by one Category 5 twisted pair cable."Mike said:One thing you noted may rule out option 2: You said you have only one cat5 cable to use for this. If so, you would need 3 runs for the baluns to work.
MuxLab VideoEase Component Video Baluns (product #500021) are $19.67 each at Worthington.Mike said:Where did you find that price for baluns?