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DVD Won't Display on Monitor

I have a Diamond DVD1000 Kit. I have the decoder card jumpered to a
Diamond Stealth 2000 3D w/2M. My pc is an Intel 166mmx 96M EDO RAM
ASUS SP97-V ESS1868 Sound Card external 33.6 USR modem. 24X BTC cdrom
2x dvd samsung 2.1GB hard drive and SVGA monitor.

My problem is, I can get the dvd video to display on the TV, but not on the monitor.

Any suggestions?

Tex

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texas050398Author Commented:
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kinkajouCommented:
Is it from your Stealth card that is outputing the TV signal? or the DVD card that is outputing the TV signal?
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mikecrCommented:
Can you get video on the screen if you unplug the video out cable to the TV? Do you just get a black screen? What is the highest resolution your monitor supports? Does your monitor plug into the video card or the DVD card?

Mike
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texas050398Author Commented:
The monitor is plugged into the video card, and the TV pluggs into the dvd decoder card. There is an addon slot on the video card that supports a dvd card and they are jumpered with the proper cable. My monitor/video card support up to 1024x768 and 24bit color. I currently have my system set up with 800x600 and 16bit color. I am running Win95/WinNT40 system the DVD is on the Win95 side. (Couldn't get it to load on the NT side, but that is another question.) I don't get the video on the monitor with the TV out plugged into the TV or not, and when I start up the dvd movie, It brings up a clear window. I can resize the window, but cannot see the movie.

Thanks alot

Tex
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kinkajouCommented:
DVD video requires the video card to be able to do OVERLAY surfaces. Can your card do OVERLAY surfaces?
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texas050398Author Commented:
kinkajou,
I'm not exactly sure what you are asking, as I said above "I have the decoder card jumpered to a Diamond Stealth 2000 3D w/2M" "There is an addon slot on the video card that supports a dvd card and they are jumpered with the proper cable." The video card (supposedly[according to diamond]) supports DVD video. I've contacted diamond support previously, and they gave me the spcifications for the cable to connect the two boards (internally, they cannot be connected externally).

Thanks,
Tex
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kinkajouCommented:
That's the jest of my question - are you certain the video card supports DVD. We know the signal from the DVD card to the TV is correct. Now, how do we check the signal from the DVD card to the video card. You say that the application that should display the video does not display anything. It may not be the card but the software. So, we need to check the signal from the DVD player to the video card and examine the software for any settings that need to be enable/disabled.
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jbrugmanCommented:
to kinkajou, as far as i know, the Diamond stealth 2000 pro's supprort overlay functions.
but...
I tested some things on a dual p 200 pro. winnt diamond fire gl 1000 and a fast multimedia tv-vhs card, the overlay was awfull. Colors seemed to be 4 bit etc. Diamond does probably not make the best overlay cards. Matrox did a better job.
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kinkajouCommented:
The real question is whether or not that card has the bandwidth. I doubt it and that is the point I'm trying to make. I don't have the time to track down that card and test it though. My experience is that that chipset is much slower than the STB V128 nVidia card and the STB card, when it came out, had just jumped the bandwidth hurdle to handle DVD at resolutions > 8x6x16. ** maybe texas should try changing the resolution to 600x800 and select 256 color **
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texas050398Author Commented:
I have just visited the Diamond site, I found that I may require a bious upgrade to enable the overlays, so my computer will be down while I find out if I need one or if diamond is just screwed.

Tex.
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kinkajouCommented:
Oops, texas, try 640x480 at 256 color. My head is never screwed on straight.
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kinkajouCommented:
Let us know how the BIOS upgrade goes!
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bumperzCommented:
try lowering the refresh rate
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kinkajouCommented:
How are you doing, Texas? Please let us know what has helped.
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texas050398Author Commented:
Sorry, My motherboard died, I had to get a new one, and put the machine back together.
My bios version on the video card is 2.14, Diamond states that the feature connector is enabled in version 2.03 and newer. I haven't had a chance to check all of these things yet, but I will and let you know asap. Thanks for your patience.

Tex
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texas050398Author Commented:
I have finally had a chance to check out some things. I have tried every available refresh rate on all resolutions and color combinations; it does not work in any setting. If I attach the jumper cable wrong, my video card will not function at all. I am using diamond's dvd player (all diamond) it still does not work. I am thinking about changing the setup to another computer and see if it works then. I only have 12 to test it on. That may be my best choice.

Tex

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texas050398Author Commented:
I tested the kit on another PC, and it still did not work. I may just have to do without. I can still wat movies on the tv, so I guess that is what I am going to have to settle for.

Tex
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texas050398Author Commented:
If noone has a coment posted in the next 24 hour, I will need to delete this question.
Sorry, but it appears that noone is even interested in this problem.

Tex
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kinkajouCommented:
Well, the problem exists in your kit and most likely your video card because you video card cannot handle the DVD video.
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kinkajouCommented:
Was the BIOS upgrade that you mentioned ever done? was it for the Video Card or the MB or some other component? Since it is all Diamond HW, have you talked with Diamond? Are you certain that all of the components, namely that Video Card, support the features that you are expecting?
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texas050398Author Commented:
Kinkajou, I was able to determine that the bios upgrade was unneeded, and I spoke with diamond prior to coming to EE. All components (according to diamond, work together and the wat that I am expecting it to. I appologize for being gone so long. I was on vacation.
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texas050398Author Commented:
Ok, I guessing that you would all like to know what the problem is. I figured it out. The DVD 1000/1500 kits only work properly under OSR2 of win95(According to diamond). I will have to get a copy of that to test the problem on. I'll let everyone know how it goes.

Tex
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kinkajouCommented:
Did you find out what is so special about win95 SR2? Does it have anything to do with USB support?

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texas050398Author Commented:
Not yet, I am still I need to swap the video card from this machine to the one with the DVD drive. Then I will be able to test the operation. I have already installed OSR2.

Tex
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etepCommented:
You must verify the IRQ number associated with your MPEG player card. Probably a conflict exists with an other device.

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texas050398Author Commented:
Etep, I have no IRQ conflicts on this computer, I am also in the middle of testing a solution which I found to the problem.

Tex
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kinkajouCommented:
So what happened, texas? did you find a solution?
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linda101698Commented:
Thank you for posting the solution.  I'd like to leave the question at the site for others to be able to access so I'm posting your solution as the answer so it can be saved in the PAQ. I'll add your points back to your account.  When you finish testing the solution please let the expertw who helped know the outcome.

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     From: texas
                                    Date: Tuesday, August 11 1998 - 11:39PM PDT

     Ok, I guessing that you would all like to know what the problem is. I figured it out.
     The DVD 1000/1500 kits only work properly under OSR2 of win95(According to
     diamond). I will have to get a copy of that to test the problem on. I'll let everyone
     know how it goes.

     Tex
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