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Old 01-05-2007, 02:59 PM   #1
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Hello everyone... I a new here and I know nothing about computers or tv's. All i know is I have a computer and a tv. lol...I just got a new tv for christmas that i know has an s video on it... I dont know what that is but i am hoping i can somehow use this tv as a monitor. i really know nothing about my computer or tv like what kind and all the stuff it has i have no idea... if someone could help me at least know what kind of computer it is so i can learn more about it i would greatly appreicate it... thanks
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Old 01-05-2007, 03:19 PM   #2
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If your current video card supports S-Video, then all you need is an S-Video cable to connect it:
12 ft-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16812196088
3 ft-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16812196053

If you don't have an S-Video output on your video card, you'll need to buy a video card with S-video. Assuming you have PCI-Express, here's a decent, cheap card that will do it for you.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125208
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Old 01-05-2007, 04:05 PM   #3
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ok how do i know if my video card has a s video out?
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Old 01-05-2007, 04:09 PM   #4
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look at it on the back of the pc
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Old 01-05-2007, 09:52 PM   #5
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Old 01-07-2007, 12:01 PM   #6
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ok so i looked and my computer does have the s video on it... last night i bought an s video cable and i hooked it up to my tv and i went to my graphic card and changed it to tv but i can not get the whole computer screen on the tv...its just the middle of the windows screen on it.... any idea???
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Try the following:
- Install latest drivers for your video card.
- Play around with the display settings. (Right click your Desktop, Properties, Settings Tab)
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i never got the s-video working off of my video card... for some reason it just never showed up on my tv.... but it doesnt matter anmore i just have a HD projecter to run my computer off of.
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Jp you should try using a different screen resolution. Yours is probably on 1024x768 or something similar. Try setting it on 800x600 or something similar.
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I enjoy using my S-Video port
This is great to use ( vice-versa ) and plug your DVD, games, etc. into your comp and use your monitor as a T.V.:
http://shopper.cnet.com/Hauppauge_Wi...?tag=pdtl-list
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