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Hi,

I recently upgraded my system and I'm having trouble connecting my PC to my TV, any help would be appreciated.

My PC: I'm running XP Pro SP3.
MB: ASUS P5N-D, running with Intel E4600 CPU.
Video card: Gigabyte GV-NX86T256H. That's an nvidia 8600GT card.

My TV is a plain old CRT TV, with S-Video input. I'm using an S-Video cable and the configuration worked fine before the upgrade (had an nvidia 5200 GPU) - so the cable is probably OK and so is the TV settings.

The Gigabyte comes with a special connector that connects to the card and allows S-Video output (and RCA). The problem is that I can't get a picture on my TV. I tried everything in the nvidia control panel, but nothing works. When I change the resolution, I see a flicker of a picture on my TV, so I'm sure that the cable is find and the connection is good.

Anybody?

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I'm afraid it's none of those. I'm not an expert, but AFAICT, the card has a proprietary output connector. It looks much like a 9 pin VIVO, but the specification sheets specifically says it's not a VIVO. It comes with a proprietary connector box, which connects to this output and gives you S-Video and RCA output.

Here's an enlarged image of the connector:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ShowImage.aspx?CurImage=14-125-070-14.jpg&Image=14-125-070-09.jpg%2c14-125-070-10.jpg%2c14-125-070-12.jpg%2c14-125-070-13.jpg%2c14-125-070-14.jpg%2c14-125-070-15.jpg%2c14-125-070-16.jpg&S7ImageFlag=0&WaterMark=1&Item=N82E16814125070&Depa=0&Description=GIGABYTE+GeForce+8600+GT+GV-NX86T256H+Video+Card

I had a different system before. My MOBO was busted so I chucked it, along with my old AGP video card, CPU and everything. It's practically a new machine.

I should state that I have no problem connecting to the TV with my MacBook Pro, so it's not a TV issue. The TV is an old Toshiba CRT TV, nothing fancy.

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I don't know what your nvidia control panel page (right click desktop, properties, settings, advanced, nvidia control panel page) looks like but try to search for the setup multiple display page. If your tv is not being detected, put a check mark on the force television detection checkbox.
 

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@natax: It does detect my TV, but I tried every possible setting I could find. I tried forcing TV detection (with the required restart). I tried setting it in clone and dual view modes. Tried all possible resolutions and color settings. Nothing worked.

@magnethead: I'm using an S-Video. My TV is a plain old Toshiba CRT TV. It can work in PAL or NTSC and can choose automatically. I tried setting it to either, BTW. The nVidia control panel gives me a 60Hz output, so that's NTSC.

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@natax: It does detect my TV, but I tried every possible setting I could find. I tried forcing TV detection (with the required restart). I tried setting it in clone and dual view modes. Tried all possible resolutions and color settings. Nothing worked.

@magnethead: I'm using an S-Video. My TV is a plain old Toshiba CRT TV. It can work in PAL or NTSC and can choose automatically. I tried setting it to either, BTW. The nVidia control panel gives me a 60Hz output, so that's NTSC.

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Have you tried an RCA output off the Pb port? IIRC, that gives off standard RCA video in adddition to the Hd signal.
 

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I'm not sure I have an RCA cable around. I have a 10 meter S-Video cable which wasn't cheap. I read that S-Video gives much better output, though. I'll see if I can get one and try. However, I know that the cable and the TV are OK, so I would really like to get it to work with the current cable.
 

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Nope, it still doesn't work. I tried the Gigabyte tech support. They sent me a completely useless response about 2 weeks later directing me to instructions on how to set my monitor to 1440 * 900. Good stuff :sigh:

I'm using my laptop in the mean while. It's a MacBook Pro so I'm getting superb image quality :smile:
 
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