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Turning an old PC into a Media Centrr - S-video issues
We had an old PC, a P4 2.8mhz, 2gb ram, Ati Radeon 9600Pro. Now we wanted to turn it into a Media Center. We checked the card and the TV (A Philips Matchline, one of the old big widescreen CRT ones), and it had an S-video, as does the PC.
We reinstalled Windows XP (SP3), Installed the Ati Catalyst drivers and Media center. We plug in the S-video on both sides... and get a only a very partial picture of screen. Some portion of the upper half is showing, but the color is off and it's flickering. It's off on both resolution and refresh rate, by the looks of it. We tried just about every thinkable combination in the settings (Both windows and catalyst) and just can't get it to work.
What it does do is recognize the second monitor as a TV. But I'm not sure what's going wrong here, never done it before, and from basic searches it should just work without a hitch.