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T.v. As Monitor


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#1 Jimdigriz

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Posted 23 June 2006 - 09:43 PM

Haven't posted in a while, but I ended up switching my mitsubishi tv out as a monitor to a new yr 2000 Sony T.v to use as a comp monitor.
My problem is this:

The t.v didnt have an s-video input, so I connected my vcr/dvd up to it, and conected the s-video cord into my comp and then into the Vcr/dvd's s-video connection. The vcr/dvd player is about a 3 or 4 yr old Emerson and as said, the tv is a high def. Sony.
I cant seem to find the right setting to double this tv as a monitor this time (its become confusing since the s-video is computer-to vcr/dvd, and the vcr/dvd is - tv.

Ty in advance for all help :thumbsup:

Edited by Jimdigriz, 24 June 2006 - 08:16 PM.


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Posted 24 June 2006 - 08:13 AM

Hi Jimdigriz.
Need a little info about your vcr\dvd unit and video card. (make and models of both).
If you only have one s-video connection on your vcr\dvd unit, it's an "out", not an "in".

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Posted 24 June 2006 - 09:30 AM

The video card is an ATI 9600, but thats not the problem, for I have used a tv as a monitor before, and it worked pretty well--but that tv had an s-video port on it.

And yes, there is only one s-video port on the vcr/dvd...is that the problem?

Its a Emerson Model EWD2202

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Posted 24 June 2006 - 09:36 AM

And yes, there is only one s-video port on the vcr/dvd...is that the problem?

One of 'em anyways. :thumbsup:
The s-video connection on your graphics card is used as an "out" in your setup.
There must be a video "in" connection on the other end.
Your s-video connection on your combo unit functions as an "out" only.
You can't hook a video "out" to another video "out" using the same cable, follow?
You have two options, depending on available connections.
Hook it directly to the TV using RCA style connectors.
Use an S-video to RCA adapter if you have an available RCA style video "in" on your combo unit.

Edited by HitSquad, 24 June 2006 - 09:58 AM.


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Posted 24 June 2006 - 09:59 AM

Yessir, is there any way to software switch my gfx card one to in? (Probably a stupid ?)

And also, is there a usb cable i can get for those video/audio cords (for that would connect to the tv fine) ...if you get what i mean

thx for the help so far

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Posted 24 June 2006 - 10:07 AM

Yessir, is there any way to software switch my gfx card one to in? (Probably a stupid ?)

"In" would be to "accept" video from the television, not the other way around.
In short:
Video "out" from the card to video "in" on the combo unit, then video "out" from the combo unit to video "in" on the tv.
Re-read my slightly edited post above for your options. I added them in before I saw your last post.

Edited by HitSquad, 24 June 2006 - 10:11 AM.


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Posted 24 June 2006 - 10:17 AM

the last option sounds good if im thinking right

one s-video jack on it along with RCA on the other side correct?

If so, Ill go to best buy or somewhere and pick one up pretty soon.

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Posted 24 June 2006 - 10:22 AM

Correct.
There are male and female adapters. Be sure to get the right one on the S-video connection end.
Be sure your combo unit has an available RCA style video "in" connection too.

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Posted 24 June 2006 - 10:34 AM

well the tv has the rca for in on the front (like most...ya know for consoles and what not) so thats what i plan to use

tyvm

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Posted 24 June 2006 - 07:41 PM

I ended up purchasing a Video Rf Modulator for my problem.

Pluged S-video into it, and comp, along with the jack to the tv to the modulator.

I start my comp, and turn on the tv.

Works well, exept cuts out while windows is loading when the screen changes, then When you see the windows flag and the loading bar, it finishes loading, then the tv loses signal and I dont see the monitor input on the tv anymore.

Im thinking that this may be a power problem, but am not sure, Ive tried readjusting and moving around some of the plugins and what not, but nothing seems to help.

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Posted 24 June 2006 - 09:11 PM

A little update...I finally got it working--sorta.

I also realized I have a 9550, not 9600 (gfx card)

I set it up to where my monitor is primary, and the tv is secondary, and its "attached"...meaning you can drag stuff from display to display. Problem is, thats not what I want.

Previously, with the Mitsubishi tv, both that tv and the monitor just displayed the same thing, they didnt stretch and werent attached...so I would look at the monitor for reading and typing, and the tv for gaming...I want to do the same thing, but I dont know how to configure that. Im using CCC and display properties in windows.

So I basically just want to be seeing the exact same thing on the tv as I do on the monitor...no dragging stuff across.

Any help is as usuall, highly appreciated.

NVM Problem Solved.

Edited by Jimdigriz, 25 June 2006 - 12:40 AM.





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