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Using your TV as a 2nd Monitor

By Shad
Aug 7, 2006
  1. I know there are several ways of doing so, my friend have a very simple way and just runs a cable from his graphics card to his TV but i aint sure how.....

    i have a Nivada Gforce4 MX 420, but i dunno if this would work?
     
  2. es84

    es84 TS Rookie Posts: 65

    hhi
    u need a s video out on the video card
    tehn go to disply porperties and enable it,
    i am sure that the MX 420 cards were shipped with S video port ,u need to check if your card has one , resti is simple , just need to connect the card and the TV and then the settings from the display properties
     
  3. N3051M

    N3051M TS Rookie Posts: 2,800

    Furthuring to es84's advice, the card you mention does not have a s-video out, that is, if i'm looking at the same one we're talking about

    http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/video/display/gf4-mx420.html

    If you wish to run the pc through the tv then i'm afraid you'll need to upgrade that card to one with a s-video port. It looks similar to the plug for a PS/2 mouse/keyboard but black in colour (most of the time)
     
  4. es84

    es84 TS Rookie Posts: 65

  5. KingCody

    KingCody TS Guru Posts: 1,568   +7

    you could also try something like this

    cheers :wave:
     
  6. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,290   +25

    The only thing u need to do then is hook up the TV with the cable and enable it through the NVIDIA control panel. If it doesn't detect ur TV, there is a force tv detection checkbox u can use to make it detect ur TV. U won't have to use it though I think.
     
  7. Shad

    Shad TS Rookie Topic Starter

  8. Shad

    Shad TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok i have the port and my graphics card will allow duel monitors, what cable is it i need ?
     
  9. es84

    es84 TS Rookie Posts: 65

    hi '
    u need a s vdeo cable
    theen go to the display properties and c lick on monitor , u should see 4 displays pictures there , then make sure that teh check mark on the TV is green,and then u are good to gett vido on the TV
     
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