PLEASE HELP ASAP: DVI to Component Video Cable Problem

By kst68318
Oct 17, 2007
  1. Hello;

    I own a Leadtek WinFast A340 TDH (Nvidia GeForce FX 5200 AGP Video Card. I bought a DVI to Component Video Cable. I checked the manual and it says that I can do it. I want to hook it up to my Advent HT2751A HDTV. I have it hooked up correctly, but when I turn my TV to the Component video slot I'm using for it. I get no picture and just scrambled lines. It also flickers from the component video and the TV setting. Please Help.

  2. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7

    Wrong cable i think

    You have a DVI-D cable,Video card to computer LCD monitor.
    TV out is different.
    Read your Video card instructions for connecting it to a TV.
  3. kst68318

    kst68318 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I Don't have an LCD TV


    I am trying to hook it up to a flat-tube TV. The Advent Ht-2751A HDTV isn't an LCD HDTV.

  4. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7

    You don't get it

    TV out is like connecting a VCR or DVD player to a TV.
    Same type of cable.Either your video card has TV out or it doesn't.
    Then you need video card software to select TV or Monitor viewing.
    Sounds like it doesn't.
    I did it years ago with an ATI card.Go to for cards with TV out.
  5. kst68318

    kst68318 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Reply from me

    My video card has TV Out. I read it in the manual. I hooked the red, green and blue wires correctly. and I have it hook correctly in the back of my computer. My video card software is detecting it, but when it does All I get is lines and flickering.
  6. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7

    Connecting To TV

    First shutdown PC to set TV input first.
    What are the connections called ? should be for example 1,2 or AUX.
    Is 1 a svhs input ? does your card have an svhs or RCA out and 2 audio out.
    Should be Red(right sound ) White (left sound ) and
    Yellow either RCA or SVHS (round) connection) svhs is best.
    Set TV to the video choice Possibly AUX,Probably on your TV remote.
    Then cold boot your PC.
    You can't overwrite TV channels.
    This is for N America users.
    ATI Catylist Control Panel makes this easy.
    But you need a monitor or TV selector .
  7. kst68318

    kst68318 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I'm using a DVI-D to Component cable red, green and blue. I have to component ports. and still I get nothing after doing all that you said.

  8. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7

    DVI-D is for an LCD DVI-D PC monitor to a DVI-D capable video card.
    Thats what i have now.1680 x 1050 res.22 " Visionquest flat screen.
    As i said before TV out is the same as connecting a VCR.
    But the video card had to know wich one to make active.TV or Monitor.
    See ATI All in Wonder for how it's done.
    But TV out isn't that great if you get it working,probably 800 x 600.
    Some more expensive cards can output 1024 x 768.
    I hope this explains it as thats the best i can do.
    I did it this way.

    BTW,This isn't a desperate need ASAP PROBLEM.
  9. kst68318

    kst68318 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I own an Nvidia GeForce FX 5200 card. Not ATI. My TV has two component video ports (Y/Pb/Pr) 2 S-Video and 3 composite video. One of the composite videos says monitor on it.
  10. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7

    ATI or NVidea

    It's just a matter of it's video out.Use s-video if you can for best results.
    But i read my ATI to reconfirm.Have your computer off.Set TV to the
    connection you used for Video card.It might be on your Remote Control.
    EG: Video 1.
    Keep pc monitor off and boot PC to detect your choice (TV).
    BTW check your Video card manual or website to see what tv settings in can handle.
    Might just be 800 x 600 so this has to be adjusted before the previous steps.
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