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Old 12-21-2004, 01:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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For some reason, when I use my s-video cable to connect to my tv and try to watch say an .avi file or any video the screen goes black, but my desktop and everything shows up fine. What could be the problem?
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check to se if the tv is on the right video setting.
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Old 12-21-2004, 04:29 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Your tv if it has an svideo connection should have an svideo channel

i.e. AV0 AV1 "svhs"

just flick through until you get your picture
If you are using a scart adapter the picture quality will probably be terrible (in my experience anyway)

Make sure your tv has an svideo socket for the best quality.
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LOL, what card are you using, with my nvidia, i had to choose "view full screen" or something like that in my monitor settings, that way, the tv would show my videos in full screen while i used my LCD for everything else. I had the hardest time trying to find out how to do it to, just like you i had everything else showing up onthe tv, just not the video.
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make your TV the primary display in display properties, settings

this is how it look on my dual vga setup, but it is similar on my computer in the basement which has svhs out
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alright sweet got it working. thanks.
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