Thanks for all the information you have posted. Newbie here. I need some advice on using a 20" tv as a pc monitor. This sounds kind of funny but it is for my VERY old parents who have decided that the only way they will have a computer is to be able to view it together! They have had "WEB TV" (aaargh!) for several years and love using the email and internet. Tried setting up a pc for them, but no go. Then tried to get them to use notebook, but they didn't like the small screen.
So...I have a few old pc's around and want to try and set one up to use with a 20" Toshiba tv that they are using to view "web tv". I have found a pc to tv converter that comes with all cords and a remote, and will set up with composite, s-video, or component for about $85.00. Then I read that all you really need is a video card with tv/out. Please tell me which will provide the clearest picture using the component video input on their tv. Will the video card connect to the component video input? Just really looking for easy set up and clearest possible picture without spending too much $$. Thanks in advance for any help/advice.