View Full Version : Displaying photos on TV via Video Cable

09-05-2008, 07:34 PM
Rookie trying to display photos on 52" HDTV, via Nikon Video Cable. Is set to NTSC --- very poor quality, even the though set has 1080 dpi. Am I missing something/setting? D40 didn't come with the cable, so I ordered one... have been told need to burn on disc from computer first and then display. Kinda makes the cable a waste of money. Any suggestions appreciated.

Visual Reality
09-05-2008, 08:02 PM
The cable appears to be optional - http://dcresource.pricegrabber.com/search_getprod.php?masterid=771689

Anyway, keep in mind that composite cables can't display the kind of fidelity that component and HDMI cables can at those resolutions. You are probably seeing a little fuzziness from the analog connection, which is normal.

09-05-2008, 09:35 PM
Does the D40 have HDMI output? If so, that's what you need, an HDMI cable so you can display at higher resolutions for your monitor.

09-09-2008, 02:25 PM
no its Nikon's proprietary cable: miniplug to camera and RCA type plug into standard video/audio jack on TV. Regardless I don't think the camera would drive HDMI anyway.
Thanks for the thought though.

Visual Reality
09-09-2008, 05:36 PM
Sure it could, we're just talking 1920x1080 at most.