Posted 19 February 2011 - 04:39 PM
Hey all, I recently got an S-Video to composite (yellow, white, red) cable to attempt at hooking up my computer to my old SDTV that only has composite ports. I tried this with an old IBM T30 running WinXP, and it dual-displayed automatically on startup (odd for XP, right?)
So I figure I should be able to hook it up to my desktop no problem. Wrong.
My desktop running Win7 has a ATI Radeon HD 4850 with 2 DVI ports and an S-Video. I have a DVI going to my current monitor, and I plugged in the S-video to composite with high hopes. After restarting, Windows display properties sees a Generic NonPnP monitor with the TV showing a black screen. If I try to extend or duplicate displays from any resolution, it tells me 'Unable to save display settings'. Though I can select 'Show desktop only on 2' and it will switch over to the TV, leaving my monitor black. I tried going through settings in CCC as well and no option will let me display both monitors at once.
I'm downloading the latest drivers for my card now, but I can't imagine that fixing it. Any ideas?