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Old 08-20-2009, 11:31 PM   #121
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Old 08-21-2009, 02:02 AM   #122
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What are you trying to do again?

If you are still doing what I think you are, remember that 01001010 reminded you that converter might not work properly in some situations.
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Old 08-21-2009, 02:33 AM   #123
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if only people knew how many 'patrons' ask that question at the shack
its annoying
they know nothing about their pc
but what to hook it up to some kind of HD TV
then
they expect that Video Processor to handle the transition from 15" or so to 40+
what are they on?
what ever it is i want some
it would make the day easier
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Old 08-21-2009, 11:56 AM   #124
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this thread is still going on? lol

sry i am to no help, just funny how its still going...
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Old 08-21-2009, 11:57 AM   #125
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disturbed13 I know ALOT about my PC so don't assume. In fact my video card can handle the transition from 12" to 52" so stfu, if u dont have anything helpful to say sniperviper21 yes this thread is still going on cause my problem hasn't been solved.
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Old 08-21-2009, 12:44 PM   #126
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Right, let's see if we can put an end to this

As said earlier, VGA => S video dongles don't always work, in fact in my experience unless they come with the video card I'd go as far to say that they're far more likely NOT to work than otherwise.

The reason? Quite simply, this requires specific support from the video card. The signal sent over a VGA cable is nothing like that required in a composite specification, it's impossible to convert one to the other via a simple dongle. The video information is split over lots of pins, the timings are all different and as you'll need a box of electronics to switch it all over - not just a change of connector.

So why does it sometimes work then? Well, not all the pins on a VGA connector are used, so sometimes video card manufacturers choose to output composite information on an unused pin. The dongles / adapter leads just connect the composite / s video connectors to these formerly unused pins, which stream the correct video data.

So as you've probably guessed by now, if you connect one of these dongles to a normal video card, it won't be pushing anything down the pins the adapter is wired to, and as such your TV will display nothing. Sometimes there's a setting which enables the output down these pins rather than just having them active all the time, but it sounds to me like if it was there, you would've found it by now.

So, is there a reliable way of doing it? Of course, but you'll need to spend more than a simple adapter lead. You'll need that box of electronics to convert the signal that I was talking about earlier - and such boxes are called scan converters. Have a Google around, there's loads on the market - but I'd advise staying away from the really cheap ones since they have a habit of noticeably reducing the picture quality. Once you've got one though, you can just take the VGA output into the scan converter, and the S video output out of the scan converter into the TV - no hassle, and that's a reliable setup. If you connect it up as I've described, make sure the TV is set to the correct input and the laptop is set to output to the VGA port, that's pretty much guaranteed to work (obviously unless you've got a faulty component along the line.)

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Old 08-23-2009, 12:27 AM   #127
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im sorry
did i ever say your name?
no i did not
it was in no way intended to be aimed at you
why dont you describe the output that you would prefer to use
to the input on the tv
ie DVI out to HDMI in which you would get a DVI to HDMI cable
this is not ment to be 'mean' or aimed at you
it was just a general statement
if more people knew what they wanted then life would be too easy
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Old 08-31-2009, 09:54 PM   #128
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no but I know that it was directed towards me, even so, why did you come here to vent ur frustrations about other people. I did already, just go back and read it in the thread.
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