Is Catalyst Control Center installed?

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January 8, 2015 at 20:49:29
Specs: Vista Ultimate, SP2, 3.0Ghz/2Ghz
I would like to add a TV/monitor to my system. I have the ATI All In Wonder AIWH3650 graphics card which is supposed to support multiple monitors. I looked this up on the web and found that you need to have Catalyst Control Center installed. Well, it appears on my Start menu but when I click on it nothing happens. Does this mean it is not installed? My goal is to go from S-video out to the TV or other video device. I've done this already with an earlier computer and it works fine. The other computer also has an ATI card and in Display Properties under Advanced it has a Displays tab where you can enable multiple monitors including TVs. The card on that computer is a Radeon 7500.

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#1
January 9, 2015 at 04:48:20
If you look in the Displays tab (with both devices connected) do you see a second monitor showing? You shouldn't need to have the ATI Catalyst Control Center, but if you do, just go to the website, download it, and install it. Give that a try.

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#2
January 9, 2015 at 05:18:52

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#3
January 9, 2015 at 08:33:54
A second monitor does show in Display Properties but that is for a flat screen monitor and it's not expecting a device connected by S-video. I have a laptop with S-video and I tried doing it through Display Properties but that doesn't work. To do this sort of thing I think you need software that comes with a video card that gives you extra options. So I believe CCC needs to be installed. By the way, why does the laptop have S-video out if you can't use it? The card on the laptop is Intel Graphics Accelerator Mobile. When you look in Display Properties there is no extra tab that allows multiple monitors. I guess in that situation you would have to install software for the device you're trying to use as an external monitor. Am I right? Otherwise, why even provide an S-video out!

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#4
January 9, 2015 at 09:41:05
Did you click on the link in response #2? You need the drivers, Cat Control Center, & Hydravision.

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#5
January 14, 2015 at 14:43:32
I have an update on my experience with the laptop. The manual says that you can use the Quick Launch buttons to access several preconfigured functions. You press the function key, Fn and then the designated key to perform certain tasks. Well, Fn F4 is supposed to toggle between displays but when I tried it the video on the screen just flashes for a second and comes back. The other function keys work fine: Fn F1 for help, Fn F3 for Internet Explorer, and several other ones to control DVD playback. The Fn F4 is the only one that doesn't do anything. There are several people online who also have HP laptops, who have also experienced this problem. I checked if there were any conflicting programs which may have reset Fn F4. I found nothing. I also played a DVD and tryed Fn F4; nothing happened. I'm beginning to think that this is a problem inherent with HP laptops. Does anyone still think this might be a driver issue since all the other function buttons work except the combination Fn F4? I also went into the Quick Launch applet and checked the box "Use Connected TV As Display" but again nothing happened.

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#6
January 16, 2015 at 09:31:22
I'm confused? You mentioned a laptop later in the thread but I thought you were working with a desktop with an AIW HD3650 card? And after doing a search, the only one I could find was the DIAMOND All in Wonder. You should probably be using their drivers rather than the generic ones from AMD.

http://www.diamondmm.com/aiwhd3650-...

The card above doesn't have S-video, it has HDMI & DVI, both of which are digital outputs. S-video is analog. Please clarify exactly what hardware you're working with & include makes/models/model numbers. If you're trying to connect S-video out to an HDTV, I think you would need some sort of converter/scaler, not a simple cable adapter.


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#7
January 16, 2015 at 09:51:56
Riider,

Thanks for responding. I was working with the laptop because I wanted to see if it would work. The laptop is a HP Pavilion ze2000t CTO laptop and the TV is a standard definition TV. I am using an S-Video to RCA adapter. Connection between laptop and TV is via RCA cable. The laptop manual mentions the quick launch keys, which are F1 - F12. F4 is supposed to cycle between displays but it does nothing; the screen on the laptop goes black and then the image on the screen comes right back. Nothing appears on the TV. All the other function keys work except Fn F4. My question is do you think a download of an updated driver will help? It looks like only the Fn F4 combination is not working. Regarding the Diamond HD3650 that is on the desktop; it has an accessory I/O card with S-Video out but I think I need an updated driver for that to work. I didn't want to do that so I started working with the laptop which seemed easier to do since it's already supposed to have the functionality out of the box.


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