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Old 06-17-2004, 11:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Help w/Radeon 9800 pro

I have a ATI Saphire Radeon 9800 Pro and I plugged a cable to the svideo port in the back and then used a converter to connect that to a RCA video cord that runs to my tv. It shows the desktop and just about everything I do except one thing. It will not show movies I play on the tv. It shows the media player but not the video. This is very anoying. It plays video games on the tv full screen such as Halo but no AVI or MPEG.


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Old 06-18-2004, 01:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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i think you need the lates video codecs
download some divx video codecs

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Old 06-18-2004, 07:47 AM   #3 (permalink)
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It has nothing to do with the codecs.

You must set your TV to primary display, or it will show everything but the video.:

1) Right click on desktop and goto properties
2) Click the Settings tab, followed by Advanced
3) Now the ATI window should pop up
4) Goto Displays
5) You should see four boxes. One with Monitor, other with TV.
6) Click the first box under TV (near the bottom) (i think it is either a square or a circle).
7) Click the second box under Monitor

Now your TV will be on at the same time as your Monitor, however the TV will be primary. So you will be able to see the video on your TV and not the monitor. Hope u understand, if not, I can clarify it further. Good luck.

P.S.: You can display the video on both at the same time, however I wouldn`t recommend it, as it is very demanding for the GPU.
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