|"It's a CRT. And the correct model is: 29A3SH."|
"TV was bought in Israel (Meaning, PAL)."
I cannot find any English info, specifications, or free manuals for 29A3SH.
Toshiba no longer has any support for any of it's CRT TVs models on any of the web sites I looked at - Israel, Europe, headquarters in Japan in English.
This web site says you can Buy the manual for Toshiba 29A3SH from them:
Do you have a printed manual for it ?
PAL, short for Phase Alternating Line, is an analogue television colour encoding system used in broadcast television systems in many countries.
PAL broadcast systems
This table illustrates the differences:
PAL B PAL G, H PAL I PAL D/K PAL M PAL N
Transmission Band VHF UHF UHF/VHF* VHF/UHF VHF/UHF VHF/UHF
Fields 50 50 50 50 60 50
Lines 625 625 625 625 525 625
The majority of countries using PAL have television standards with 625 lines and 25 frames per second,
(50 cycles/second = 50 Hz vertical frequency - the same as the AC power in the country uses; 625i, i = interlaced; the odd lines are displayed for a frame, then the even lines for a frame, alternately; frames per second = half the vertical frequency for an interlaced display. )
Countries and territories that once used PAL
Switched to DVB-T 14 June 2011
If the TV was made before June 2011 it's using a PAL standard of some sort.
"As for the video card itself, I can only say that it was purchased from Korea. "
Korea used the NTSC TV standard, which i assume has been changed to a digital TV standard recently, as it has been in the US and Canada.
NTSC, named for the National Television System Committee, is the analog television system that is used in most of North America, parts of South America (except Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, and French Guiana), Burma, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, the Philippines, and some Pacific island nations and territories (see map).
If the 8600 GT video card supports ONLY NTSC TVOut standards, then it's impossible to get a legacy composite video or S-Video display on a TV that supports only PAL standards.
As I said in response 7....
""The TV is set to support both PAL and NTSC.""
"I have never come across a specific TV model that supports both PAL and NTSC legacy TV standards, but I have come across the same model that supports one or the other of them, depending on which country it was sold in.
If there is a setting in the TV's own settings where you can choose one or the other, which I doubt, it must be set to whatever the 8600 GT card's TVOut supports, which is probably PAL if the video card was bought in a country that uses the PAL legacy TV standards. "
However, as I said in response 7...
"Also, there ARE some video card video chipsets that support both the PAL and NTSC legacy TV standards for TVOut, but only one of them at a time, and the right one must be selected for your situation.
If you want to know whether that applies to your 8600 GT video card, you need to supply it's make and specific model. The specific model is probably either printed on the surface of the video card, or on a stuck on label on it. "
""And about the 5th image - that's just it -- whenever I change the settings there, my PC monitor goes blank and I have to restart in order to get it working again.""
"That CANNOT happen unless you're trying to change the settings for the computer monitor instead of the TV."
"I'm afraid it does happen."
I have no idea what the effect would be if your 8600 GT card can only support NTSC TVOut, or if it can either PAL or NTSC TVOut and it is set to NTSC
Other than that, there's no way the settings for the TV display could affect the computer monitor's display.
I live in Canada which used NTSC standards until recently, and have never installed a video card that supports only PAL TVOut, or a video card that supports both PAL and NTSC TVOut and the card was set to PAL.
"Number 2 is actually my current/primary display."
Apparently your 8600 GT card must have two monitor ports as well as the "S-Video" port, which isn't what it's actually called - you're seeing three possible displays in Display Settings in Windows.
One of the monitor ports is the card's (video chipset's) primary port; the other one is the card's secondary port.
Going by what I've seen in the past when the video card has two monitor ports, when you have only one computer monitor connected to one of the two computer monitor ports, it may identify (number) the monitor according to which port the card sees it as - if the monitor is plugged into the card's secondary monitor port, the Display Settings may see it as #2.
Your first screen shot image shows that. However, it's still the default = pirmary monitor in Display settings in Windows.
That is DIFFERENT from what number the NVidia software identifies it as in your second sreen shot image.
"As for "Active\Not Active", I don't have that option."
I didn't say it was an option. I said when you hold your mouse cursor over the icons, in your case, at least one for the monitor port nothing is connected to, if not two for both that and the TVOut connection, should display "Not Active" in a small baloon when you do that.
"Upon right clicking any monitor (just helding my cursor over the display does nothing, except allow my to change the order), I either get 'Identify' or 'Properties'. The 'Identify' just presents a large number on my computer monitor (#2) and nothing else on the TV. And 'Properties' gets me to my NVIDIA 8600 properties (via device manager). I'm afraid there's no "Attach" option either."
Did you RIGHT click on the icons ?
I was talking about what you see in Display Settings in Windows itself. I have no idea what you see in the NVidia software.
If you ARE talking about you see in Display Settings in Windows itself, I don't have a Windows 7 installation to look at, but as far as I know you should see the same things in Display Settings as I see in Vista.
Windows 7 is based on Vista and most things are exactly the same in both.
Are you SURE you installed the software for the 8600 GT card properly ?
You DO NOT install drivers for it when Found New Hardware pops up for it !!
"However, In the following week or so, I will be able to acquire a different graphic card (NVIDIA GeForce 7200GS 512MB. This one has a dedicated 4-pin S-video port) from a friend of mine"
Make sure it supports PAL TVOut.
There is no such thing as a video card or a video adapter that has a legacy S-Video port with only 4 pin holes - all the "S-Video" ports, which isn't what they're actually called, for video adapters have more than 4 pin holes, but as I said above "..... it's physically and electrically / electronically compatible with plugging in a standard legacy 4 pin S-Video connector into it - a legacy S-Video port has only 4 pin holes. "
The video card may come with a "dongle" that plugs into the more than 4 pin hole "S-Video" port that has a cable that has a 4 pin legacy S-video inline port connector (4 pin holes) , or just a standard legacy S-Video 4 pin male to one RCA jack female gender adapter.