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Old 03-07-2006, 06:24 PM   #1
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Default Hooking Computer to TV RCA 52' Projection TV

I have all the connections made properly and have extended my desktop to Monitor #2 And picture comes in but only black and white!!

I wonder about the colour if anyone knows anuthing please advise!
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Old 03-07-2006, 06:27 PM   #2
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The reason Is so I can watch movies straight from Comp to TV!
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Old 03-07-2006, 06:57 PM   #3
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First off, you made this post like half an hour ago... you have to give threads time..

second off, what are you using to connect to your TV? S-Video? what video card do you have? do you have the latest drivers?
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Old 03-07-2006, 07:09 PM   #4
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Ok Mike sorry for sounding short but I has posted one last week!1
Anyways i have an S-video /rca cable combo running from comp to TV/Surround sound!

I am really computer illiterate!!
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I dont know about what kind of video card is therre a wat to find out?

And whats a driver?
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Old 03-07-2006, 07:30 PM   #6
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To find out your video card just rigt clock on ur desktop...properties...and settings...and it should show the type of video card you have
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Old 03-07-2006, 07:32 PM   #7
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Video card is radeon x700
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Old 03-07-2006, 07:54 PM   #8
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Default Re: Hooking Computer to TV RCA 52' Projection TV

your video card is alright, does your video card have an s-video port on the back of it? nvm, it should. maybe you're on the wrong source on your TV. make sure it's set to S-Video. I have a 52' TV as well, but no TVO on my card, so i cannot do it. upgrade your drivers. go to www.ati.com and click on drivers, and your card, then download the latest one. try that and hopefully it's a solution
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Old 03-07-2006, 08:14 PM   #9
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Ok I went and downloaded and installed ati_5270_beta.exe but still having same problem of no colour on TV screen.
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the problem is (most likely) in your S video - RCA conversion cable.

see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S-Video

Svideo carries two signals, colour and luminessance, one should be filtered from the other when transformed into composite, a cheap adapter will have cheap parts and not work properly.

Also, because the colour is encoded, it is encoded to a standard, you may find that you need to change the video settings between NTSC and Pal... (try hooking an NTSC only video to a PAL only TV, I have the same problem with my old (american) SNES and my new (PAL only ) TV...

Some devices are just not compatable though!
(I've seen this with an ATI card and an epson projector)

if it's a decent TV I'd assume that it has an S-video socket, and an RCA socket, I'd suggest either buying an S-video lead to connect your computer to TV,

if you have a RCA socket on the computer then use the RCA sockets on the TV...
and forget about the converter!
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