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changing tv format on nvidia geforce4 mx440 from ntsc to pal

By upallnightoo
Jan 1, 2004
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  1. i just downloaded and installed the following nvidia driver {win9x_53.04} for my nvidia geforce4 mx440 and im wondering, does anyone know how to change the country tv format from ntsc to pal as the picture is black n white using the ntsc format.......no good when your tv is a pal......please...a working max payne 2 for the first person to conclude this problem
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 8,165

    You need to switch over between NTSC and PAL, as well as between F-BAS (composite, mixed signals etc.) and S-Video/S-VHS
  3. PreservedSwine

    PreservedSwine TS Rookie Posts: 375

    A BIOS editor will include the option of PAL or NTSC on the tv-out.

    I'm not sure which flashing utility you'll need, guessing a quick google search will give you what you want.

    Simply edit your current BIOS and choos the tv-out format you want (PAL or NTSC) while leaving the other options alone...then re-flash the video cards BIOS, no problem....the directions are included in the BIOS editor readme

    :)
  4. upallnightoo

    upallnightoo TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    Thanks ive got it sorted now..........all help was greatly appreciated.....ok
  5. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 8,165

    Anyone deserving the Max Payne 2?
  6. sander9997

    sander9997 TS Rookie

    just ignore this, problem solved, because it was working in the past I could - and did - solve the problem with a system restore...

    (
    Hello upallnightoo,

    Can you tell me how you fixed this problem? Or can someone else help me?

    I also don't know how to switch the tv-out to PAL, I also have NVIDIA GeForce 4 MX 440 with AGP8X (Actually ASUS v9180 magic (R2.00A) v43.45A), but that seems to be the same thing, Windows recognises it as the NVIDIA)

    All worked well for years, I never knew there was the issue of PAL and NTSC, nor did I know if it was set properly in the past. But because of some other problem I installed other drivers (and unfortunately I didn't save the old one, nor do I know where that one came from, stupid stupid), and now I have black and white picture...

    I can see with NVIDEO control panel, television setup wizard that it is now in NTSC mode, but that doesn't offer the possibility to change it.
    I also tried tvtool, that also shows it is in NTSC mode but the panel for selecting the mode is locked to NTSC.
    I don't fully understand the BIOS editor thing, I tried one BIOS editor but it didn't recognise my hardware...
    )
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