May 10th, 2006, 10:50 PM
My TV is not a good monitor
The new ATI Radeon 9*** 256 Megabyte (I'm reading from memory, here. I can give more details later.) videocard I have has a S-Video out, as well as the usual monitor hook-ups. Seeing as how I live in an apartment, with no room for an extra monitor, I tried plugging it into my TV. The display was in black and white for about ten seconds, then the screen just started freaking out. I don't know if the drivers on the CD would help or not, because I'm using the Linux Ubuntu OS, and I don't know how to install them (Or if it's even possible). I've used this PC on regular monitors before, and it works just fine. Is there anything I can do to make my TV work as a proper monitor?
May 10th, 2006, 11:13 PM
A couple of things to check first:
1. Is the video type set on your computer the same as that supported by your TV
2. Is the resolution set to 800 x 600 or less..............most TVs won't support anything higher
May 10th, 2006, 11:59 PM
#2 is fine, but I have no idea about #1. How do I check that?
May 11th, 2006, 12:28 AM
This article may help:
It is for setting up ATI Radeon cards and s-video
May 11th, 2006, 04:35 AM
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May 11th, 2006, 12:40 PM
I use lots of TV-outs, mostly while I'm VJ'ing.. Believe me, you don't want to spend more then an hour trying to read texts on a TV screen... Resolution and, more importantly, the refresh rates are just to low..
SVideo uses a monochrome signal and a seperate color signal..
Things that can go wrong are
*) Bad cable.. Color signal not coming through.. B/W screen..
*) SVideo->Scart.. Not all scart connectors on TVs support an YC signal.. B/W screen..
*) PAL / NTSC set to the wrong standard
A lot of the newer LCD TVs also have an VGA connector...
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