Solved TV shows unusable signal connected to S-Video Out of PC. The pata2sata2 ide to sata...
March 4, 2016 at 22:25:15
Specs: XP HOME, AMD 1700+
I have this HP Pavilion 513x Desktop. It has a Nvidia Geforce2 MX graphics card, Nvidia Part number 600-10036-0100-AP4. This card has a VGA and a 4 pin S-Video TV-OUT connector. I have a Electop 4 Pin S-video to 3 Male RCA Composite Video Cable 1.45M.

And I am trying to connect it to a RCA TV model #F27442. But all I get is a grey distorted screen that says unusable signal.

I went to the Nvidia drivers site and used the device detect link to download the driver it suggested, driver version

I also tried leaving the TV off until the PC boot, like a saw suggested online somewhere.

I hooked the VGA monitor back up in the other room and looked for anything in the control panel about S-Video but can not find any settings for it.

What do I need to do to get this working?

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March 5, 2016 at 02:37:33
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I have been researching this online and getting mixed results. Some seem to say this won't work, others that it will. I have this little Toshiba TV nearby. Unlike the RCA TV with its three connectors (Y/W/R), it only has two (Y/W). Anyway, I thought I'd give it a go. And unlike in my living room, I have a monitor nearby. So I hooked it and the monitor up. I found the TV settings by right clicking on the desktop, selecting display properties, settings, advanced, Gefore2 MX/MX 400, Launch Page, Start the Nvidia Control Panel, Display, Multiple Displays, Change Display Configuration, and then selecting "My Display is not shown in the list", and enabling Force Television Detection on Start Up. After reboot, I can see options for the television under Nvidia Control Panel, Video & Televisions. I ran the television setup wizard there, but it didn't improve things. I now get a fuzzy jittery picture of my desktop with no vertical sync and a loud buzz on the TV.

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