TV Out by Graphics Card ?

D

djc

Regular Member
Messages
214
Likes
0
My Satellite Setup
DM7020-S

88cm Triax Dish

1.8m Channel Master soon to be installed
My Location
Doncaster
#1
Has anyone managed to do this and if so by what connection ?

I have a FX5600 XT and there is a DVI and S Video connector on the Card, but have just purchased a S Video to S Video and have just found out it won't fit the S Video on my Graphics Card :confused

So what do peeps do to pipe to the TV ?

Cheers
 
Llew

Llew

cerca trova...
Staff member
Messages
14,536
Likes
3,436
My Satellite Setup
Triple Dragon, Dreambox 8000, Echostar AD3000ip, TBS6522,6925,6983 PCie cards.
Gibertini 1.25m motorised dish driven by the AD3000, with either Inverto BU Quad or Norsat / XMW Ka LNBs . SMW 1.05m + 3 other dishes. Speccy: Promax HD Ranger+
My Location
The Flatlands of East Anglia
#2
djc said:
Has anyone managed to do this and if so by what connection ?

I have a FX5600 XT and there is a DVI and S Video connector on the Card, but have just purchased a S Video to S Video and have just found out it won't fit the S Video on my Graphics Card :confused

So what do peeps do to pipe to the TV ?

Cheers
What connector is on your card? If it isn't a Mini-Din you can usually find a cable to convert it for your TV. Or make one up yourself with various adaptors.

Llew
 
D

djc

Regular Member
Messages
214
Likes
0
My Satellite Setup
DM7020-S

88cm Triax Dish

1.8m Channel Master soon to be installed
My Location
Doncaster
#3
Sorry, posted this in wrong section by accident. Please could you move it to the PC Card Systems section, or shall I delete it and repost ?

Thanks


Not sure what connector is on the Card, the strange thing is, is that next to the port it reads S Video :confused

Cheers

Moved to computer section - Llew
 
Lancelot

Lancelot

Retired Mod
Messages
3,638
Likes
8
My Satellite Setup
SS1.
125cm Gibbi with Channelmaster feedhorn and Inverto C120 twin.
36v H to H 62E - 61.5W
My Location
South central
#4
Sorry, posted this in wrong section by accident. Please could you move it to the PC Card Systems section,
Thanks
It is Done :)

L
 
Llew

Llew

cerca trova...
Staff member
Messages
14,536
Likes
3,436
My Satellite Setup
Triple Dragon, Dreambox 8000, Echostar AD3000ip, TBS6522,6925,6983 PCie cards.
Gibertini 1.25m motorised dish driven by the AD3000, with either Inverto BU Quad or Norsat / XMW Ka LNBs . SMW 1.05m + 3 other dishes. Speccy: Promax HD Ranger+
My Location
The Flatlands of East Anglia
#5
Lancelot said:
It is Done :)

L
I thought it more apposite to stick it in the computer section Lance, as it is concerned with the video card. Not to worry :)

Llew
 
Lancelot

Lancelot

Retired Mod
Messages
3,638
Likes
8
My Satellite Setup
SS1.
125cm Gibbi with Channelmaster feedhorn and Inverto C120 twin.
36v H to H 62E - 61.5W
My Location
South central
#6
Sorry Llew,

Just read his Req & shifted it.
Should have thought about the best place for relevant responses. :)
 
F

farr

Regular Member
Messages
60
Likes
0
My Satellite Setup
Windows XP Professional, Skystar 2, TM5200D+ Super, 1m motorised dish [62E-58W]
My Location
York, North Yorkshire
#7
djc said:
Not sure what connector is on the Card, the strange thing is, is that next to the port it reads S Video :confused
Probably a S-Video shaped socket but one that takes a non standard S-Video plug. Some Radeons for instance have 7 pin sockets that take audio and composite video out of the same 7-pin connector. The reason for audio is quite obvious; the reason for composite video being output by a dedicated pin rather than a convertor less so - the composite feed when output this way is allegedly cleaner than if converted by a S-Video to composite video convertor. Some of the pin outs described here www.digit-life.com/articles2/radeon-tv-out/ may be useful.
 
D

djc

Regular Member
Messages
214
Likes
0
My Satellite Setup
DM7020-S

88cm Triax Dish

1.8m Channel Master soon to be installed
My Location
Doncaster
#8
Thanks for that link. I now know I need to a 7pin to 4pin S-Video Cable or converter.


Cheers
 
D

djc

Regular Member
Messages
214
Likes
0
My Satellite Setup
DM7020-S

88cm Triax Dish

1.8m Channel Master soon to be installed
My Location
Doncaster
#9
G

Ghost_inside2003

Regular Member
Messages
25
Likes
0
#10
Hello,

I have a FX 5200 with TV out through S-Video, I purchased at Radio Shack a RF Modulator and this is what I do for watching movies in my old TV :

I connect an S-Video cable to the Video card TV out and a standard audio cable from the computer's Line Out to the RF modulator, the RF modulator is connected through a coaxial cable to the TV.

I also owns a FX-5700 and the card came with a special connector for Video In and Video out through S-Video or composite. I haven't tried to connect it to my TV yet.

The following product looks interesting:
http://www.aver.com/products/comptv_AVerKey550.shtml

P.S.
The RF Modulator is a small box used to connect a DVD or any video component to my TV.
 
D

djc

Regular Member
Messages
214
Likes
0
My Satellite Setup
DM7020-S

88cm Triax Dish

1.8m Channel Master soon to be installed
My Location
Doncaster
#11
Hi


I have a FX5600 and it only has the 7pin S-Video connector, the 4 pin cable is not compatible.

Also mine didn't come with that converter you mentioned on your FX5700 and don't know where I can find one either.

Cheers
 
F

farr

Regular Member
Messages
60
Likes
0
My Satellite Setup
Windows XP Professional, Skystar 2, TM5200D+ Super, 1m motorised dish [62E-58W]
My Location
York, North Yorkshire
#12
djc said:
Hi
Also mine didn't come with that converter you mentioned on your FX5700 and don't know where I can find one either.
I've found one on eBay :) Bad news is it's in the USA :( Here's the link to the adapter: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=41993&item=6735839865&rd=1&ssPageName=WD2V

I know how easy it is to get hold of the composite convertors - I used to sell them on eBay - but getting hold of the S-Video leads is a nightmare. One thing that *might* work in your case, if you're willing to risk it, is to break of the plastic tab on the S-Video plug that is just below the 4-pins. This can often stop the S-Video lead going into the S-Video socket on such non-standard connectors. At your own risk but if you have an S-Video cable lying around doing nothing it might be worth a try....
 
D

djc

Regular Member
Messages
214
Likes
0
My Satellite Setup
DM7020-S

88cm Triax Dish

1.8m Channel Master soon to be installed
My Location
Doncaster
#13
Found one of those from a uk supplier, it was listed under ATI graphics card in eBay.

Also ordered a Composite Video Cable as well.

Thanks anyway.

Cheers
 
D

djc

Regular Member
Messages
214
Likes
0
My Satellite Setup
DM7020-S

88cm Triax Dish

1.8m Channel Master soon to be installed
My Location
Doncaster
#14
Managed to get a cable and got it working, only problem is its in Black&White.

Any ideas how to get colour ?

Cheers
 
Lancelot

Lancelot

Retired Mod
Messages
3,638
Likes
8
My Satellite Setup
SS1.
125cm Gibbi with Channelmaster feedhorn and Inverto C120 twin.
36v H to H 62E - 61.5W
My Location
South central
#15
What TV card / S/ware are you using there to generate the images ??

L
 
D

djc

Regular Member
Messages
214
Likes
0
My Satellite Setup
DM7020-S

88cm Triax Dish

1.8m Channel Master soon to be installed
My Location
Doncaster
#16
The graphics card is a Nvidia FX5600, all images are B&W.

Cheers
 
M

mr_boyson

Regular Member
Messages
29
Likes
0
#17
Depending on the TV Out chipset of your nVidia card, do an internet search for "TVTool" which has been recommended on here before.

I had a similar problem with a Riva TNT2 card and this software solved it.

Got to "Adjust", "More Options", "Colour Carrier" and then move the fader. I brough my carrier down to -61 and it seemed to do the trick.

Good luck and let us know how you get on.

mr_boyson
 
D

djc

Regular Member
Messages
214
Likes
0
My Satellite Setup
DM7020-S

88cm Triax Dish

1.8m Channel Master soon to be installed
My Location
Doncaster
#18
Cheers4 that will do.

Will let you know.

Cheers
 
D

djc

Regular Member
Messages
214
Likes
0
My Satellite Setup
DM7020-S

88cm Triax Dish

1.8m Channel Master soon to be installed
My Location
Doncaster
#19
Just to let you know TV Tool didn't help. Going to look into the option of Streaming over LAN to XBOX.

Cheers
 
M

mr_boyson

Regular Member
Messages
29
Likes
0
#20
djc said:
Just to let you know TV Tool didn't help. Going to look into the option of Streaming over LAN to XBOX.

Cheers
Let us know how you get on with the streaming :)

Did TVTool recognise the TV-Out chipset of your graphics card?
 
Top