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TV and Monitor Problems

By Zsj
May 20, 2008
  1. Hello,

    I need help with something thats got me MAD.

    Just a wee bit ago my TV and Monitor where working just fine together,
    then I noticed that the TV was not displaying all of the desktop (My VC is a Nvidia GeForce FX 5200 with S-video out, VGA out, and Dig Vid out) so I tried to 'Resize' the screen, then when I did the desktop didnt fit to screen right.
    so, I tried to look around in the settings but no avail, there isnt a feature
    in it that allows me to stretch the screen on the TV.


    Then I went threw this taunting round about with my computer, thinking that is is smarter then me. my computer is apparently stupid.
    I ended up pressing the wrong thing and made the computer turn my TV and monitor into Dual View when i wanted it Clone View.

    also, the tv remains black no matter what i do, unless i unplug it then is blue, because the computer is hooked up to the tv threw VCR's

    I would have been able to easily fix this if I had my older VC software installed
    but then I would not be able to play my favorite games, like GTA SA.

    so, here i am, asking if you know what i should do.
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,987   +168

    Try updating your new video cards drivers. Go to the Nvidia support website and get the driver from there
     
  3. Zsj

    Zsj TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 108

    i did, but it didnt seem to work.
     
  4. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,492

    The software in the NVIDIA drivers has an option to change from Clone to Dual and vice versa. I believe right clicking on desktop>properties also has an option. As for not showing up, are you using SVIDEO or VGA to tv? If its a decent TV, did you check the resolution? I am guessing so........
     
  5. Zsj

    Zsj TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 108

    its like a 11 year old samsung 27 inch and im using svideo out
     
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,987   +168

    It may be time for a new TV... I just sold a 32" Philips/Magnavox for $50. It was 12 years old
     
  7. Zsj

    Zsj TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 108

    well, thats what i say, but theres no convincing my moms.
     
  8. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,492

    Err... ok....aside from that I have no clue on what you could do.
     
  9. Zsj

    Zsj TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 108

    Oh, ok well thanks anyways.

    i just use the Single display when my moms wants to watch movies, then switch back.


    Again, Thank's

    Z
     
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