|Make sure you have the "regular S-Video cable" plugged into the female S-Video for OUT from the card , not IN. That may be marked on the plastic of the connector .|
"I click enable display on
my ATI catalyst control center and it just
unclicks by itself. It displays a tv connection
under "currently disabled."
You may have to do this to enable it.
How to activate S-Video (or composite) TV output
Only the X1950 Pro, X1950 XT, and X1950 XTX support VIVO (Video In Video Out - S-Video and single RCA composite video in and out ) because they have the additional ATI Theatre chip.
If your card came with BOTH of the two 9 pin wiring adapters ("dongles") for HDTV and VIVO, then it must be one of those.
The X1950 and X1950 GT do not support VIVO.
X1950 GT uses a different chipset from all the others.
They come with one "dongle" for HDTV.
The VIVO "dongle" will plug into the same 9 pin port, but it won't work because the card has no Theatre chip.
Apparently all the X1900 and X1950 cards have just one 9 pin mini DIN port.
I found the pinouts for both the 9pin HDTV adapter and the 9 pin VIVO adapter.There are no pins for audio available from the 9 pinhole port on your video card in either case.
The red and white male RCA plugs on your
MAY work for audio on the TV , when used with a 7 pin "S-video" cable (male to male), with a 7 pin "S-Video" port on your laptop, but they cannot work for audio on the TV with your X1950 card.
If you want audio on the TV from the computer, use a cable between your stereo audio out sound port - on your onboard sound or soundcard - and the TV female RCA jacks (probably 1/8" stereo [mini phone] plug to two RCA male plugs), but audio out will probably only be available when you use only one pair of speakers for the computer sound.
You could use an adapter like this with a regular 4 pin S-Video cable:
Composite RCA Male to S-Video Female 4-Pin Mini Din Adapter
or an adapter like this with either a regular 4 pin S-Video cable or a 7 pin "S-Video" cable (male to male; with a 7 pinhole "S-Video" connector):
S-Video/SVHS(Card) (7 pin female) to RCA Male Adapter Converter Cable
instead of your
with your X1950 card.