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Dark Angel 10-12-2008 04:32 AM

hook up TV to PC for watching film
 
Hi there,

Have a NVidea GForce 8500 GT linked up to Vista Home Premium on an Intell core 2 quad 2,4 GHz machine (HP Pavillion 9080 bundle). For playing video I want to hook up my TV to the system. TV only has Scart connection capability. GForce video card comes with HDMI, S-Video and DVI out.
Using a scart plug with S-video (and composite) I only get black/white output on my TV. Does anyone know how to configure the videocard in order to get colour on my TV-set?

Thanks a lot for your reply!

lurkswithin 10-12-2008 10:23 PM

I believe that the Nvidia console has a setting for the out put to be set for TV which should set everything to work on the TV. Your signal from computer to TV should not lose the color filtration unless it is over an extreme distance. If this is the case then you will need to enhance the signal by using a converter box or movie theater to boost the signal.

Dark Angel 10-13-2008 01:03 PM

Thank you for yr quick reply. Indeed NVidia has a console to adjust settings. I experienced with saturation, separate colors etc, but none of it worked out: TV is still displaying black/white/gray. Do you happen to have any more suggestion?

lurkswithin 10-13-2008 09:04 PM

I went searching and found out that this is an on going issue with Nvidia graphics cards lately. A suggestion was made to try older drivers instead of the newer ones and on some it worked on others it didn't

NVIDIA Forums -> GeForce 8600 gt and S video

Someone thought it was because of the Svideo cable to RCA plug that might be causeing the problem... What you might try is to convert the Svideo to an adapter instead of using a converted cable.

I will keep searching but no promises!

Dark Angel 10-18-2008 05:31 AM

Thanks again, tried some other drivers, but none of it worked out. Don't understand quite well what you mean by trying to convert the Svideo to an adapter. Is that some piece of hardware?

lurkswithin 10-18-2008 09:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dark Angel (Post 12783)
Thanks again, tried some other drivers, but none of it worked out. Don't understand quite well what you mean by trying to convert the Svideo to an adapter. Is that some piece of hardware?


Scart to Phono RCA S-Video Adapters

benjamingreggsmith 10-18-2008 10:12 AM

try to set your screen res lower, and try fiddling with the bit depth, you also need to "tell" your video card you've connected to a tv, what kind of tv (res,fps...) and what cable and adapter youre using... anyway thats what i did.

lurkswithin 10-18-2008 06:44 PM

That could be the problem...

Another thing as to what I was looking at is that the scart connection may not be bi-directional. The link above shows a bi-directional scart adapter.

Dark Angel 10-31-2008 06:28 PM

bought a S video to scart adapter, but it did not work. Strange!

Hooked up my old VHS player to PC through S-video, and connected videoplayer through scart to TV: that worked! Not glad with this solution, but it pinpointed for me that it has nothing to do with the S-video-out on my PC.
Still puzzled how to solve it nicely.


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