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1Techie Help Empty Techie Help on Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:40 pm

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I consider myself a pretty techie guy, but this whole streaming video from pc to tv has me stumped. I have a GeForce video card on my pc, ran the 12 ft S-Video cable (4 pin) from the computer to the tv, get a display, however, its all grey scale, tried tweaking the Nvidia settings as I have found from a couple of forum sites, but still nothing to get the color display as opposed to grey scale? any ideas ladies and gents?

2Techie Help Empty Re: Techie Help on Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:41 pm

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apologize for taking attention away from all the hockey trade deadline buzz, but figured someone could spare a second between all the buzz.

3Techie Help Empty Re: Techie Help on Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:43 pm

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Buy a big Donkey monitor and use your computer directly.

Of course, this doesn't help your problem one bit. Sorry.

4Techie Help Empty Re: Techie Help on Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:43 pm

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SensFan71 wrote:apologize for taking attention away from all the hockey trade deadline buzz, but figured someone could spare a second between all the buzz.

haha. There's plenty of free time today. Crying

5Techie Help Empty Re: Techie Help on Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:44 pm

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Do other S-video sources show up in colour ?

Is it a proprietary cable ? I'd suggest trying another one.

Unless it's a limitation on the card I'd rule out the cable, card and TV.

6Techie Help Empty Re: Techie Help on Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:47 pm

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hemlock wrote:Buy a big Donkey monitor and use your computer directly.

Of course, this doesn't help your problem one bit. Sorry.

meh no worries, that would be my thought, 21 inch flat screen would be nice, but I have to appease my wife, she doesn't share the same love of watching tv in a computer chair.

7Techie Help Empty Re: Techie Help on Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:49 pm

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Hoags wrote:Do other S-video sources show up in colour ?

Is it a proprietary cable ? I'd suggest trying another one.

Unless it's a limitation on the card I'd rule out the cable, card and TV.

well I only tried it late last night on the tv, I have another tv I can try with an s-video port, may try that one and see if the same thing occurs. I picked up the cable at princess auto in the surplus section (trying to go cheap), perhaps it is bad and this is how I found out it is.

8Techie Help Empty Re: Techie Help on Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:56 pm

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SensFan71 wrote:
well I only tried it late last night on the tv, I have another tv I can try with an s-video port, may try that one and see if the same thing occurs. I picked up the cable at princess auto in the surplus section (trying to go cheap), perhaps it is bad and this is how I found out it is.

Color is transmitted on 1 of the 4 pins. Sounds like it's not working. Hard to say which end at this point.

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pin 4 is color

Are you playing back PAL or SECAM video perhaps ? I've seen black and white video in such scenarios.

9Techie Help Empty Re: Techie Help on Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:58 pm

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ok so I know which pin is color, how I do I check the video format? my tv (which I cannot remember the model at the moment) doesn't have obvious menus unfortunately

10Techie Help Empty Re: Techie Help on Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:59 pm

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SensFan71 wrote:
hemlock wrote:Buy a big Donkey monitor and use your computer directly.

Of course, this doesn't help your problem one bit. Sorry.

meh no worries, that would be my thought, 21 inch flat screen would be nice, but I have to appease my wife, she doesn't share the same love of watching tv in a computer chair.

I have a 27" monitor. I sit in the computer chair, and my wife lays in bed. Win-win.

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