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#1 youngkid

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Posted 21 July 2006 - 05:17 PM

Hello,
I just recently built a new computer for gaming... my choice of graphics card was the NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT. I discovered that you can get an s-video cable and plug it into a peice the graphics card came with, which in turn plugged into the VIVO spot or something like that on the card. I have gotten the picture to show up.. But I can not figure out how to get color. I have looked thru my manual that came with the graphics card and it was no help.. anyone have a soulution?

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#2 Joshuacat

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Posted 21 July 2006 - 06:23 PM

Welcome to Bleeping Computer, youngkid:

Text copied from the NVIDIA website: http://nvidia.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/nvidia....amp;p_topview=1
(At the bottom of the page, under Related Answers)

Question: When I enable TV out, the signal is in black and white. How do I get color?

Answer: When an NVIDIA based video card's TV out port displays black and white on your TV, it means that the TV output is sending an incorrect video format.

You can manually configure the TV out settings through the NVIDIA Display Properties. To access the TV out settings, please follow these directions:

1) Right-click anywhere on your desktop and select "NVDisplay" and then "TV."
2) This will bring up the NVIDIA Display Properties. Right-click the TV icon and highlight the option "Select TV format" and then choose "Advanced."
3) This will bring up the TV settings panel. Verify that the "Signal format" and "Video output format" settings are configured correctly.

The cable that connects your video card to your TV should not be longer than 12ft.. If your video cable is too long, it can also cause the signal quality to weaken and display in black and white.

Hope that helps.
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Posted 22 July 2006 - 09:02 PM

Does it have PAL / NTSC settings? Is your TV multi system? It happend to me on an older video card, i changed the Video card setting into NTSC and it worked

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Posted 24 July 2006 - 10:18 PM

Actually this will sound sort of lame but the only problem was that it wasnt plugged in completely... :-(..

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Posted 25 July 2006 - 07:39 AM

At least it works now. :thumbsup:
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Posted 26 July 2006 - 12:27 AM

lol

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Posted 26 July 2006 - 05:44 AM

Sometimes the simplest things are the cure.

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Posted 26 July 2006 - 02:02 PM

I've been there and done that many, many times before!
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