Advice on hooking up computer to t.v.

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  1. Rocky6535

    Rocky6535 Now, let me see you smile...

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    I just bought a new t.v. yesterday that has an S-Video input. I would like to save space in my apartment and use it as both a tv and a computer monitor (which was one of the reasons I chose the tv that I chose). My computer has S-Video output, and I connected it to the tv using an S-Video cable. It seems like it should work because I can see the initial boot up screen (which is dos I guess), but when windows starts up I get a jumbled up picture. Maybe the resolution is set too high? What does it take to connect a computer to a tv? I know it's possible because a buddy of mine did it a couple of years ago, but I forgot what he said he did to make it work.

    Thanks for the help...
     
  2. Penetration

    Penetration OT Supporter

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    Assuming it is a dual out card, you need to use a monitor on the VGA or DVI connector to set the display to go to the s-video out only (Right click desktop > properties > settings). Is it a high definition TV? If not, it may not look as good as a monitor.
     
  3. Rocky6535

    Rocky6535 Now, let me see you smile...

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    I suspected that it might not look as good. I hope it's at least a decent picture, but if not then I'll just stick to the monitor that I have. I was hoping to sell that and save some space. I'll try your suggestion.
     
  4. maczter

    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    the bigger the TV, the crappier the picture quality will be, unless you get an HDTV that has DVI inputs.
     

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