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connecting pc to tv

By evilduck
Dec 7, 2002
  1. sorry im a total n00b at these things, but its possible to connect my pc to my tv using the cable that came with my GF4 right?

    can anyone tell me how this is done?

    thx
     
  2. vassil3427

    vassil3427 TS Rookie Posts: 640

    By cable are you referring to an A/V cable? Or an S-Video cable? if its either one, yes it is possible if your television has the matching input...A/V-out to A/V-in....S-video-out to S-video-in..etc...
     
  3. evilduck

    evilduck TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i beleive it is an S video cable. not positive though.
     
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    I assume you want to use TV-out function of your vid card..

    Your TV or VCR needs to have appropriate input capability for your cable, you can also by an adapter if needed.

    First:
    THIS IS IMPORTANT! - Turn off your computer and TV.
    Some cards come with no protective cirquits for the TV connection and you can easily fry your card. Don't connect the cable between your PC and TV when either of them is turned on.

    Second:
    Connect the cable.

    Third:
    Turn stuff on

    Fourth:
    Run TV out software on PC.
    TV-out is built into nVidia drivers, there are also
    TV-Tool and TVCC . If you can't manage youself with any of these, just post back.

    Fifth:
    Fiddle with TV/VCR controls to get a picture. Consult your TV/VCR manual.
     
  5. vassil3427

    vassil3427 TS Rookie Posts: 640

    By fiddle he means change the channel to the Auxillary channel..if you're having a hard time with it..just flip through the channels till you find it :grinthumb
     
  6. evilduck

    evilduck TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thx for the help guys, i tried it out but for some reason my S video cable doesnt fit my tv. it doest have the right plug in neither the in or out end. i think i have to buy something to make it work.
     
  7. vassil3427

    vassil3427 TS Rookie Posts: 640

    Well I'm glad we could help somewhat...just head down to your local electronics store...it shouldnt cost you but a few dollars for a cheap cable:grinthumb ....Oh and I welcome you to techspot..I hope you keep coming back.....
     
  8. evilduck

    evilduck TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i will definately be coming back, this place is very helpful.
     
  9. vassil3427

    vassil3427 TS Rookie Posts: 640

    Ever watch Star trek? If you have then you can think of us as the Borg..in a good way... We're a collective of many many people...all striving to help.....:grinthumb
     
  10. evilduck

    evilduck TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok ive got it all connected but im having some picture trouble, is it possible to set the resolution higher than 640 by 480? Im also getting blurring in avi movies in full screen mode.

    is there something i still have to set up?
     
  11. vassil3427

    vassil3427 TS Rookie Posts: 640

    ...Well I do believe you can change the resolution by going under the your display settings, you should be able to change the resolution of your output:) If the AVI's are fuzzy its probably because of the resolution (640x480)
     
  12. evilduck

    evilduck TS Rookie Topic Starter

    actually it wont let me change it past 640 by 480 in the control panel. could it be my tv? its a sony trinitron though, i think it can go past that. although right now it says my display device is default monitor, do i need to change it to tv somewhere?
     
  13. vassil3427

    vassil3427 TS Rookie Posts: 640

    How did you enable the tv-out? Did you enable it straight from the Display Properties? or did you go into advanced and then Nview, and select Clone?
     
  14. Justin

    Justin TS Rookie Posts: 942

    Non HDTVs are limited to 640x480 resolution AFAIK
     
  15. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,210   +424

    Some hit 800x600 Soul Harvester. Some even a bit higher. I bought a television that had just over 900 lines of res.

    LNCPapa
     
  16. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    Yes my old one was 800x600, still not that great, but it worked.
     
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