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Windows 7: PC to TV, Set up assistance please


20 Sep 2011   #1

Windows XP Home Edition 32
 
 
PC to TV, Set up assistance please

Hello.

My pc is Dell Inspiron 1300 lap top.

My TV is Sony KD 32DX100U

The connection is VGA from pc to tv's s-video and yellow video input.

The pc monitor view displays on tv but is repeated three or four times depending on resolution settings or is flickering white lines. It is black and white.

The windows graphics card driver has been updated.

Refresh is 60hz.

Powerstrip has since been installed but the "Advanced Timing Options" is greyed out.

Can you assist?


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20 Sep 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You shouldn't need both yellow RCA and s-video cables plugged in, it will use either one or the other.

Seeing as it is standard definition, I think you should set the resolution to 1024x768 if it is a 4:3 TV, for widescreen I'd choose 1024 x 576, refresh rate(depending on region, I would choose 50hz for USA or 60hz for everywhere else
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20 Sep 2011   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

I think you got that last part backwards, MrNeeds. Isn't it 60hz for US and 50hz for UK?

...yeah, I just looked it up. I may be animation but I dabble in the technicalities of film. It has to do with how our electrical currents are different, so based on that, different refresh rates evolved for television and film. Different scan lines, 24fps vs 25, aspect ratios, all because of the electrical current standards already in place and divisibility... I love nerding out about it way too much.
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20 Sep 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Miranova23 View Post
I think you got that last part backwards, MrNeeds. Isn't it 60hz for US and 50hz for UK?

...yeah, I just looked it up. I may be animation but I dabble in the technicalities of film. It has to do with how our electrical currents are different, so based on that, different refresh rates evolved for television and film. Different scan lines, 24fps vs 25, aspect ratios, all because of the electrical current standards already in place and divisibility... I love nerding out about it way too much.
You're right, I'd be sleep posting again
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20 Sep 2011   #5

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Np. Everything else is spot on though.

Actually, upon reading the op's post again, now I'm concerned why he is getting a black and white image. Would that be from trying to use both the s-video and yellow video input?

ThomasD, what brand & model graphics card do you have? This can be found here: Start > right-click Computer > Manage > in the left-hand panel, Device Manager > center panel, Display Adapters. (If you are on XP as your specs say, this should be the same.)
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20 Sep 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Miranova23 View Post
Np. Everything else is spot on though.

Actually, upon reading the op's post again, now I'm concerned why he is getting a black and white image. Would that be from trying to use both the s-video and yellow video input?

ThomasD, what brand & model graphics card do you have? This can be found here: Start > right-click Computer > Manage > in the left-hand panel, Device Manager > center panel, Display Adapters. (If you are on XP as your specs say, this should be the same.)
Uk TV's do support 60hz but some CRT TV's don't, the refresh rate may account for black and white, and either the resolution or/and the double cable inputs may account for the image relaying
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21 Sep 2011   #7

Windows XP Home Edition 32
 
 

It's Intel (R) G33/G31 Express Chipset Family
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21 Sep 2011   #8

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If you use S-Video you will almost certainly need a separate audio connection. The Yellow video chord only supports 4:3 I think and I'm not sure if it supports a color signal.
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21 Sep 2011   #9

Windows XP Home Edition 32
 
 

The VGA cable from the pc splits into S-video and yellow video pin.

Linking only the S-video part to the TV has not made any difference so far.

Depending on resolution settings, the screen is still either flickering white and black lines or a view of the pc monitor split in two halves repeated three or four times on the tv screen.

The audio cable is fine.
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21 Sep 2011   #10

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
If you use S-Video you will almost certainly need a separate audio connection.
Oh, yeah I forgot about that, too. When I used to do this with my laptop all the time, I got used to it just coming out of the laptop speakers (plenty loud enough tg) or hooking up ipod speakers to the headphone jack.

As for the Intel (R) G33/G31 Express Chipset, I'm not familiar with any auxiliary program that would involve to control it. Is that the "Powerstrip" you referred to?
1. Have you been trying to use just s-video or the yellow video input?
2. Changed the refresh rate? (Some digging in your tv's manual or on-screen menu should indicate which it should be.)
3. Have you been adjusting settings through Display Properties in Control Panel, or some other program?
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