Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Connect to TV

22 Jan 2011   #1
PoBear

Windows 7
 
 
Connect to TV

Hi can anybody help?

I am trying to connect an ATI4550 card to a SDTV via component. I have bought an adapter cable which connects to the DVI socket on the card and provides a component cable which I have connected to the TV.

I have tried configuring through both Windows 7 and the ATI Catalyst Control Centre, but neither will show a dispaly on the TV.

I am running WIndows 7 (fully patched), the latest ATI drivers and software, the display is connected to an LCD and the TV and is running at 1024x768 and high colour, I have also tried it at 800x600.

The TV is cable of displaying a computer display as I had the PC connected through s-video until the card blew and I had a DVD player connected via component.

Any ideas.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

22 Jan 2011   #2
Anthony

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Hello PoBear Make & Model of TV Please.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Jan 2011   #3
PoBear

Windows 7
 
 

Its a Toshiba 36ZP38B. I've had a W7 desktop running at 1024x768 and lower resoloutions via an S-Video connected in by Scart with no problem.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


22 Jan 2011   #4
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Think you will find the problem is that that card doesn't support what you are trying to do. As far as I know the last ATI card that supported component via DVI adapter was the old 9800 series, and came with an adapter like this,

Name:  dvicomponent.PNG
Views: 1
Size:  302.6 KB

I have a feeling that your HD 4550 is one of those that doesn't support using that type of adapter.

What is the exact make and model number of your HD 4550?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Jan 2011   #5
PoBear

Windows 7
 
 

I have the XFX Radeon 4550. According to AMD there is only supposed to be one version, but I ordered one with an S-Video, but was delivered one with HDMI! The former doesn't appear to be available anymore.

According to AMD the card supports output thru component, s-video and composite.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Jan 2011   #6
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Think you will find the support for those three all depends on which connectors the manufacturer uses on the card. Here are three of them all with different connectors on them,

ATI Radeon HD 4550 512MB review

AMD's ATI Radeon HD 4550 Video Card Review - The Entry Level Radeon HD 4550 Graphics Card - Legit Reviews

Newegg.ca - SAPPHIRE 100252HDMI Radeon HD 4550 512MB 64-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card

and I think you will find that the only one that supports component will be the first one with the s-video port on it. Another thing is that those s-video ports on most video cards is not the standard 4 pin, but is a 7 pin that can put out either of; s-video, component or composite depending on which adapter/dongle is used. My last card (X1950 Pro) to have the s-video on it came with the following,

Name:  svidcomp.PNG
Views: 232
Size:  34.5 KB

Name:  svideocomposite.PNG
Views: 233
Size:  44.7 KB

as well as a s-video cable with a 7 pin connector on one end that plugged into the card, and a standard 4 pin for connecting to a TV.

Most if not all of the DVI-component adapters should have a warning somewhere like this one,

For only $4.26 each when QTY 50+ purchased - DVI-I Male to 3 RCA Component Adapter w/ DIP Switch for ATI Video Cards (Gold Plated) | DVI <--> 3RCA Component

where it only works with select cards, all of which are from the old 9800 and back.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Jan 2011   #7
PoBear

Windows 7
 
 

My card is the last of three in your list.

Forgive me but I am confused, The card has has a DVI-I socket which is supposed to carry an analogue signal as well digital, which it does as the component cable has a VGA connector on the block that works, the cable was described as any card providing it was DVI-I.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Jan 2011   #8
PoBear

Windows 7
 
 

Can I turn the question around, is there anyway to connect this card to an SDTV. My TV will take component, scart, s-video or composite.

I've seen HDMI to component cables, would one of these work?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jan 2011   #9
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

DVI-I may be both digital and analogue, but the analogue portion has to support outputting to component in order for it to work. On most if not all video cards today they don't. The warning on this cable sums it up,

Amazon.com: DVI-I to 3 RCA Component Cable - 6ft: Electronics

Quote:
This cable connects DVI device to 3RCA component RCA. 100% Shield with an Overlapped Foil and Copper Braid. The shield is continues through the connector with a 360-degree Tin Solder Joint between the Cable Braid and a Copper Foil wrap on the DVI-I Copper Shield Under Mold, Providing a Shielding Solution for a Noise-free Connection. (*)The Cable Not Support your Computer Monitor Video Port, or Y , Cr, Cb Video. Your Video Source Must Provide a YpbPr Component Video Signal form the DVI-I Video Ports to Use Cable. *****WARNING*****IT WILL NOT ALLOW YOU TO CONNECT YOUR COMPONENT VIDEO SOURCES TO A REGULAR COMPUTER MONITOR OR HDTV unless you monitor specifically has this capability. Most do not. (Please check the documentation for your computer monitor). THIS CABLE WILL NOT ALLOW YOU TO CONNECT YOUR COMPUTER'S DVI PORT TO THE COMPONENT INPUT ON YOUR HDTV unless your video card supports component out function through it's DVI port (please confirm with your video cards documentation before purchasing. Some require adapter, not this cable). ***
Only way to find out for sure is to contact XFX.

As for connecting HDMI to component, it can be done but probably not worth the hassle,

HDMI To Component
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jan 2011   #10
PoBear

Windows 7
 
 

THanks for your patience and help, looks like I am going to have to go back to the drawing board.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Connect to TV




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
still looses connect/doesn't connect - win 7 wireless home network
She keeps loosing connection, then has to wait until it decides it can connect again. She would wait about five minutes and then click on something and would gain access. http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/324598-win-7-hp-computer-keeps-dropping-connect-won-t-reconnect.html the ...
Network & Sharing
Connect TV to PC with a direct connect Cat5 Cable
I have a large screen TV that I need to run PowerPoint presentations on, and maybe video. The IT department set up Cat5 from the PC to the TV, but I cannot get anything from the PC to display. I am trying this on two different computers. One is XP Pro, and the other is Win7 Pro. I would prefer...
Graphic Cards
Can't connect to internet "Windows was unable to connect to this netwo
Hello guys, I have just finished my very first computer build and am rather happy with most things. Unfortunately I am having problems connecting to the internet. I have a temporary dongle in place and because it's my only option for about a month I kinda need it to work. When I first...
Network & Sharing
not able 2 connect to internet through broadband connect
i have bsnl broadband connection.whenever i tried to connect it through my win 7 it gives me error 651 with pppoe.. I am on a wired connection through a modem,..modem is workng well with win xp..but not with win 7.
Network & Sharing
No apps connect to MY internet, but connect fine on my neighbours net?
I am trying to use limewire, couterstrike, bitcomet etc, but nothing apart from firefox/I.E. and windows live messenger can connect to MY internet. everything workd perfectly on my neighbours internet, when accessed from my own laptop. Please help me. Thanks.
Network & Sharing
cannot upload, connect to sites, connect to itunes, etc
HI :D So yeah, im new to this forum and hopefully somebody could help me solve this annoying problem. About a week ago, i went onto itunes and it said i couldnt connect to the store, saying that my network connection timed out. Well its been like this since then, and later i noticed, i also...
Network & Sharing

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:44.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App