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nate nicholson
Posted on Tuesday, March 4, 2003 - 4:55 pm:   

We have a pent IV processor, with geforce 4 video capable of tv out --the s-video. Our tv has the cabability of receiving s-video. So we went and bought the cable and connected them, but we are now unsure of how to tell the computer to put a signal across s-video or how to get the tv to read from the s-video line--it could be one, or both of these, maybe neither. I'm just not sure how to get these two on the same wavelength. Thanks
Posted on Tuesday, March 4, 2003 - 9:00 pm:   

what you need to do, is go into display properties of the pc. get to the *settings* tab, and under twin view, choose *clone* which will transmit the signal from the video to not only the monitor, but the tv as well. this is using the nvidia driver, by the way, that you d/l from their site and install, not a manufacturers driver set that may come with the card, unless they ship the nvidia's with it. they may have their own setup for this anyway. oh, you may need to change the resolution of the video to fit the screen, or it may be too big or too small. something like 800x600 does nicely for me on the 26" i have for movies. and you can keep the 32bit.
Posted on Tuesday, March 4, 2003 - 9:34 pm:   

Another option is to download a program called TV Tool which works well and you do not need to configure dual monitors in windows which can be very cumbersome. The download is a full function timed demo, if it does what you need it to do than you have the option of purchasing it for full unlimited use. Keep in mind that you may need this tool if you plan on viewing dvd's from your computer on the tv as most dvd disks now have a copy protect sub channel that gets launched digitally which makes viewing them outside the digital realm non existant.
nate nicholson
Posted on Wednesday, March 5, 2003 - 9:19 pm:   

For the first response--I have nvidia installed but can't seem to find the twin view settings--not real sure about this. I am quite a beginner when it comes to computers. And the second one, I'm not exactly sure which to download, i have a gf 4 mx420.
Posted on Thursday, March 6, 2003 - 6:17 pm:   

The g4mx420 might have integrated into the video chip the TV out decoder which in this case the TVTOOL will not work, Nvidia is not forthcoming on the spec's so the guys at TVTool can't adjust the software to detect it. You will have to use the NVIDIA referance drivers and NVIEW in order to make the TV out work.

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