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    Post 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?

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    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.
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    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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    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?
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    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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