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#1 mason963

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Posted 05 February 2006 - 11:49 PM

Hey, I have a Dell Inspiron 4000 and it is equiped with an SVideo Port. When I hook it up to my TV, I get nothing. Someone told me that i need some program or driver to use it... but im lost. any advise??

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Posted 09 February 2006 - 12:33 PM

What is your video card? The thing is that you have to go into the configurations and change Port that you are sending out from to the S-Video port.

BTW are you doing this to watch movies and stuff on it? I would highly suggest you keep your monitor and hook up the TV as a second monitor wich is easy to do with windows xp because your tv will never give you the resolution like a monitor so it is a pain to read small text but watch movies is good.

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Posted 17 February 2006 - 12:42 PM

What is your video card? The thing is that you have to go into the configurations and change Port that you are sending out from to the S-Video port.

BTW are you doing this to watch movies and stuff on it? I would highly suggest you keep your monitor and hook up the TV as a second monitor wich is easy to do with windows xp because your tv will never give you the resolution like a monitor so it is a pain to read small text but watch movies is good.



I agree.

The TV resolution, god its awful. Can't even make out the "START" lol :thumbsup:
but, I watch movies from my computer on my TV, or play games, its clear.
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Posted 19 February 2006 - 02:30 PM

First time user. This problem was the reason I have joined. I have XP Media and an Artisan system. I wish to connect a remote TV to watch recorded TV and DVD video. The three phono out sockets allow audio but no video. I have an S-Video at a different connection point. How do I find the port for the S-Vid. to check whether it is in or out-then change it.? Then what? Go to display to treat the TV as a monitor? I have tried but with all cables connected and restart the system the TV has not been recognised. If someone can give me chapter and verse on this setup I will be delighted.

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Posted 19 February 2006 - 07:26 PM

Of first of all the S-video connections has to be coming out of your video card. Should be in the same area as where you monitor hook-up.

Then to enable the tv (btw we highly suggest you still use a monitor when you use a tv) go to your desktop. On a clean area right click and go to proprities, go to settings and there you will have your monitor controls. Click on the second monitor (the blue square with a 2 in it) and near the bottom put a check in the "Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor". After that click apply. Your tv should now be receiving the signal. If your mouse is on your monitor you can now slide it over to your tv just by going to the edge and well... keep going.

I know that windows media center has a good meny screen that is clear on your tv and that you use a remote with you can click on the second monitor like last time and add a check box into the "Use this device as the primary monitor" and go to the number 1 monitor and take out the check in the "Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor".


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