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Author:  bIO [ Sun Mar 12, 2006 1:20 am ]
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I have a 7800 GT with dual DVI which are both being used... there's also a super video cable i have going to my tv...

Now, when i only had one monitor and the tv, the tv effectively worked as a second monitor which i used for watching dvds, but now that i have the second monitor, the tv is just black -- does anybody know how to make the tv work as well? I don't care about extending my desktop to three screens wide -- if it mirrors the second that is fine too..

i think i've gone through the entire nView menu and not found a damn thing except for "force detection of tv" -- course there's no where that tells me the tv has actually been detected so i'm still hooped.


Author:  bIO [ Sun Mar 12, 2006 6:10 am ]
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k nm i figured it out -- made two profiles. One with my main + tv, and the other with my main and secondary monitor :)


Author:  rhogue islander [ Thu Mar 30, 2006 6:58 pm ]
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I have the same card (a BFG).

How's the s-video output quality? Is it difficult to get it to work with the tv?

Author:  bIO [ Thu Mar 30, 2006 9:56 pm ]
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for watching movies -- awesome - no worse than cable anyhow.

but at the same time i couldn't give you a fair comparison as i don' thave a "real" dvd player to compare the two.

as far as WindowsXP goes it looks like poop but that's expected - my wallpaper looks nifty tho! I only use it for movies so it's a non-issue

Author:  SPYDER [ Fri Mar 31, 2006 5:56 am ]
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I have a Panasonic 34 inch HDTV that has an actual crt in it, rather than LCD or Plasma or DLP. It weighs a ton, but it doesn't have the problems that projection TV's have with viewing angles.
It has many inputs and outputs for video and audio. Here's the quality level from worst to best.
1. coaxial
2. analog (yellow)
3. s-video
4. component
5. pure digital

I presently have a pc with an ATI Radeon 9600 pro All in Wonder card connected to it, using the component inputs. Doom 3, Half life 2, Far Cry, Quake 4, and a few other games look awsome on it.

I also have a sony dvd player with component outputs connected to it, and the picture quality is slightly better than s-video.

Author:  bIO [ Fri Mar 31, 2006 7:10 am ]
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whoa -- what res you running those games at?

Author:  SPYDER [ Thu Apr 06, 2006 2:57 am ]
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With the radeon card, using the hdtv adapter, and component output, it supports all of the hdtv resolutions up to 1080i. However, to get full screen operation, I have to crank the resolution down to 640 by 480. the other resolutions will display, but not at full screen aspect ratio. I haven't tried to play a dvd on it yet, because I have the sony dvd player.

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