Depending on your TV's capabilities, you will need either an S-Video cable, which will work with a TV which has an s-video jack, or if what you were referring to as the yellow jack looks like an RCA type connector (as would be found on the back panel of a stereo), then you can buy a composite cable. If your TV is compatible with S-Video, I would very much reccommend that over the composite connection, as you will get much better quality out of it.
Unfortunately, you may be disappointed with the quality video out provides. I recently tried to connect my Radeon 8500LE 128MB card to a Sony Trinitron TV which is S-Video compatible, and that yielded horrible quality (only 1024x768 resolution and a very fuzzy picture). This TV was not made for video out, and is a few years old, so you may have better luck than I did.
In any case, good luck getting it to work and make sure you download a new video player (like DiVx) if you're planning on using this for video playback since I think Windows Media Player has some kind of copyright protection feature which keeps any kind of video (regardless of the source) from displaying on TV out. At least that was my experience.
I still seem to be having a problem, maybe it is with connecting the card straight to a VCR. Is that a problem?
My TV does not have s-Video
So I would just run an RCA cable straight from the back of the computer to the TV? Can I record sound in any way?
If you plan to record the video, then you will probably want to connect the composite directly to your VCR. As far as recording audio, there is a way: You will need to pay a visit to your local Radio Shack and ask them for a 1/8'' male plug to RCA cord. This will allow you to plug the cord into the sound card and the other end to the "audio in" of your VCR.
Well, I performed a test record and it didn't work.
THe yellow RCA cbale goes from the back of the computer to the VCR's A/V-in slot.
The VCR is plugged in.
What channel does the VCR need to be tuned to?
I go to my display settings -> advanced -> device selection and a TV option is not available, should it be?
did you get those drivers from a CD/floppy that came with the card or did you download them.... If the drivers you have support TV as a device, the option under setting for TV should be available...re-check your drivers and if you want to, check NVIDIA for drivers for your card
....Im assuming you have a TV in the setup somewhere ? is your VCR hooked up to the TV via RCA plugs or coax cable ? Does your TV have RCA in/out ?
no, you should not need TV, I was just wondering if you can do this type of setup :
hook VCR to TV via cable
hook PC to TV via RCA
set VCR to AUX and then set TV to AUX too and see if that will work....
hmm..ok my head hurts from visualising...Im at work right now so I have to do it in my head....hehehe....
...again, TV option as a device being disabled does seem fishy if you have that option available with your card...my hunch is the drivers. Is this your first time using this option or did it work before and then you ran into this problem ?
to add to what merlin said, check your manuals to see if they explain how to enable TV out. If you follow the directions and there is something in the manual that you can't get to on your computer, then it probably is the driver.
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