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Connecting PC to TV

Hocky27Hocky27 Registered User regular
edited July 2007 in Help / Advice Forum
Well I recently decided I would try and connect my PC to my TV as I dont have a DVD player. I have all the correct cables and stuff and I have tried to use guides found on the net but with no sucess. For some reason my computer can not locate my TV.

I am using S-Video to RCA if that makes it any easier to help out. Do I need to get new drivers or anything ?

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    FantasmaFantasma Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    PC S-Video must go to TV S-Video. While the TV is off, go to screen properties/settings/advanced. Once there, locate "Force TV Detection". Shutdown computer, turn on TV, turn on PC.

    Depending upon your video card, the settings mentioned above could be different.

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    Hocky27Hocky27 Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Well i am using a S-Video to RCA adapter thing. It came with the card i have which is a 8600 GT.

    I tired what you said but it still doesnt work. I then tried to use the Nvidia Control Panel help hing ( didnt know it was there) and its telling me I need to select a multidisplay mode but that setting isnt avaliable for me to select as it isnt there.

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    FantasmaFantasma Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    If your TV comes with S-Video, try using an S-Video cable from PC to TV.

    Good luck

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    DeusfauxDeusfaux Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    you want to view PC stuff on your TV ??

    make sure that card supports video OUT and not just IN

    also make sure the particular dongle that came with the card has both INS and OUTS on it and that you are USING the one marked OUT. (usually with an arrow)

    you would have to change your resolution or output or whatever to something super low as well for the tv to handle it, that would be somewhere in the graphics drivers im sure.


    also your video card port is shaped like s-video but it's not that, so don't get yourself and us confused by referencing it

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    whuppinswhuppins Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    With analog TV out, most computers aren't 'plug-and-play': You have to plug the video cable in, in some cases even turn the TV on, and then power up your system. In a lot of cases, the card only checks to see what it's connected to once, at system startup.

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