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  • How to get tv out from start?

    i got a ati rage fury with tv out. How do i set it so that when i start my comp.. the video will comp out of tv out.. instead of normal vid card output?

  • #2
    well, with my ati xpert all i have to do is plugin the composite-out and leave the monitor unattached and it puts out perfect...hope that helps you. if not, try installing the ati-specific drivers for your card (not the ones that come with windows) and try enabling tv-out from your display properties.
    Athlon 500, 128 MB, ATI Xpert 4MB AGP TV-Out, Sound Blaster Live! Value, 8.4 GB, 2x20 Backlit LCD, Keypower 250 Watt ATX DC-DC, DSchmitd Startup/Shutdown Controller, IRMan + Backlit IR Remote, Custom Keypad, 5.6" NTSC LCD, In-Dash Slot Loading DVD, all installed in an '87 Honda Accord LX-i

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    • #3
      I'm using an older ati card, and had to make up a dummy 75ohm load so that the card would think there was a tv hooked up.
      The way my card works is that it goes into TV-out mode on bootup if it detects a tv attached, but the card wouldn't detect my screen if it was powered off at bootup. So I took an S-video jack, soldered a 75ohm resistor to the correct pins, and plugged that in. Now the card always thinks there's a tv attached.
      Radio Shack is good for something.

      This only works if you have both S-video and RCA outs.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by LoreleiGuy:
        <STRONG>I'm using an older ati card, and had to make up a dummy 75ohm load so that the card would think there was a tv hooked up.
        The way my card works is that it goes into TV-out mode on bootup if it detects a tv attached, but the card wouldn't detect my screen if it was powered off at bootup. So I took an S-video jack, soldered a 75ohm resistor to the correct pins, and plugged that in. Now the card always thinks there's a tv attached.
        Radio Shack is good for something.

        This only works if you have both S-video and RCA outs.</STRONG>
        Cool - Can you please post a simple, idiot(me)-proof diagram?
        TIA!
        ~m
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        • #5
          I'll give it a shot. The S-video pinout is rather simple, given that there are only 4 pins.

          The pinout:
          Code:
               4.  3.
              2.    1.
          Pins 1 and 2 are ground, pins 3 and 4 are Luminance and Chrominance respectively. That's not important, what is important is that you want a 75ohm resistor between them and the grounds.

          Code:
             75ohm--4.  3.--75ohm  
                \            / 
                 --2.    1.--
          It was a while back that I did this, so I'm not sure if that's exactly the way I did it, but it's certainly the same principle and should work.

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