Problem with S-Video/TV Display

October 12, 2005 at 20:03:22
Specs: XP, 3.2 1 gig

So I used to have no problem getting a cloned display over on the tv, but one day I try loading it and the screen just looks like there is some kind of interference coming through, you can't make out the picture or see anything moving, it looks like a tv getting horrible reception.

Here's the thing though.

1) On startup you can see it loading in DOS on the tv

2) you see the windows startup screen

3) once I hit the logon screen though, thats when it goes to chaos.

I've tried everything, it must be some program or setting that some program changed, I've covered all the basics.


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October 13, 2005 at 03:59:14

If the screen is okay at startup but then goes bad after windows loads then you most likely have a wrong setting on your video card. Check the more basic settings... like resolution, interlacing etc.

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October 13, 2005 at 12:10:20

I thought that was the case but the only way I can make it marginally better is by altering the screen positioning, but the flicker is still unbearably bad. Keep in mind this isn't blurriness or bad color, this is more like static. The tools I have in my Nvidia settings don't seem to change it much unless there is one I'm overlooking.

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October 13, 2005 at 21:19:13

It almost sounds like you have it set for progresive scan. Make sure you have it set on interlaced and not progresive. Also give the plugs a wiggle at both ends to make sure all pins are making contact.

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November 20, 2005 at 14:31:11

this same problem is happening to me exactly the only thing is i just dont know what you guys mean by change the settings to interlaced instead of progressive...can any body help me find that setting thanks a lot in advance

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December 6, 2005 at 20:53:25

This may seem like a ridiculously lo-tec solution, but if you are using one, just wiggle the scart plug in the tv. If you get no luck, try moving the plug out till it has perhaps a quarter of an inch left in the slot and experiment. For myself this solved a serious colour and fuzz problem, so i believe most issues are really down to the inadequacies of the scart plug design (it is french after all!)

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