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Help me use my TV as a display
Help me use my TV as a display –
I'm having trouble getting my TV to display anything while connected to my computer.
I have a Nvidia GeForce GT 9400 1GB DDR2 as my video card with VGA and DVI and S-Video outputs. My monitor is VGA and I am trying to connect my TV to the DVI output. My TV is old now, like maybe 5+ years? Its a Samsung LTP 2035 with a resolution of up to 480i with S-video, Composite and Component inputs. I bought a DVI to Component cable today, and its not a real easy 'Plug-N-Play' I tried some Google-ing and looking through my video driver's control panel, but I can not for the life of me get it to display anything. Any help you guys? :/
Once again. I want to connect my PC to TV using a DVI to Component cable...
Tried Windows key + P when it's plugged in?
Originally Posted by Pretzel729
Yea windows + P usually works, but its majorly got laptops. If that doesnt work, then update drivers and browse the settings for possible reasons.
Don't Feed the Trolls.
try one of these 2 things.
if you think the dvi to component cable works for your TV ( i've never seen or heard of one myself) then go to Nvidia control panel go to "set up multiple displays" click My display is not shown and do the rigorous display detection.
second why not just use S-video since the TV and video card supports it.
you would need to find out what resolutions the tv supports for whichever input you want to use - composite, component, or s-video. the chances are, the component input will only support 640x480 at 60Hz (which is what the composite and s-video will also use) being an older tv. on second thought, i dont think your dvi-to-component cable will work because your tv's component cant sync-on-green. it would be much easier to just go with the s-video since you wont gain any resolution advantages....
Thanks for all the replies, I should of bought a S-video cable instead. Dont know what I was thinking
Thank you (: