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Windows 7: Problem Connecting TV To ATI Radeon

15 Feb 2009   #1
natebee

Windows 7 Beta 32bit
 
 
Problem Connecting TV To ATI Radeon

Hey everyone. Looking for help using the TV out on my ATI Radeon HD 3400 video card. I hooked up the S-Video cable from my card to my DVD Recorder (my old TV in my bedroom has no S-Video) and I can't get Windows 7 to switch over to the TV, it keeps saying "Unable to save display settings" thus not being able to use my TV. Is it because I plugged the video cable to my DVD Recorder, and not the TV?


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16 Feb 2009   #2
NosferatuX

Windows 7 Build 7048 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by natebee View Post
Hey everyone. Looking for help using the TV out on my ATI Radeon HD 3400 video card. I hooked up the S-Video cable from my card to my DVD Recorder (my old TV in my bedroom has no S-Video) and I can't get Windows 7 to switch over to the TV, it keeps saying "Unable to save display settings" thus not being able to use my TV. Is it because I plugged the video cable to my DVD Recorder, and not the TV?
Hi natebee and welcome to the forum!

Unfortunately, you've already answered your question. Video detection works only by direct access and not via mediums even though it supports the same input/output. Unless the connection in the device you're using has a built-in pass-through system that can route the signal directly even if, in this case, the DVD Recorder is off.
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16 Feb 2009   #3
natebee

Windows 7 Beta 32bit
 
 

sh1tty deal... now i gotta buy an s-video to rca adapter/cord... ugh thanks though, saves me from continuing to try different sh1t
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17 Feb 2009   #4
NosferatuX

Windows 7 Build 7048 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by natebee View Post
sh1tty deal... now i gotta buy an s-video to rca adapter/cord... ugh thanks though, saves me from continuing to try different sh1t
You're most welcome. Hope you're able to set it all up properly
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28 Mar 2010   #5
BDesert

Windows 7
 
 

I am having a similar problem. I am trying to have 3 monitors the 3rd being my TV which is plug in via and HDMI cord. The monitors and TV will only work with 2 at a time. For some reason when I try to extend windows on to any 3rd option it will not let me save the settings. I have ATI Radeon HD 5770 I get the error message "unable to save display settings"
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08 Apr 2010   #6
claux

Win 7
 
 

hello everyone. I have the same problem. i have an old tv and i want to connect my dell 1535 to it via a VGA-scart cable. But i can`t get it throw. I don`t know what to choose on tv? RGB or AV? Please help me.
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08 Apr 2010   #7
Rik55

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) SP1 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BDesert View Post
I am having a similar problem. I am trying to have 3 monitors the 3rd being my TV which is plug in via and HDMI cord. The monitors and TV will only work with 2 at a time. For some reason when I try to extend windows on to any 3rd option it will not let me save the settings. I have ATI Radeon HD 5770 I get the error message "unable to save display settings"
The new 5770 can support 3 monitors. However you can't use 2 x DVI & 1 HDMI.
It has to use the Display Port connection, even if you are not using eyefinity (3 monitors spanned as one screen)

So the valid connections are DVI - DVI - DP or DVI - HDMI - DP

an Active DP-DVI adaptor can be used to convert the DP signal to DVI.
so you could use DVI - HDMI - DP & Active DP-DVI adaptor
At present these Active adaptors are quite expensive.
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