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Cfg Trident 3D Image 9750 for TV Out

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I picked up a second hand trident 3d image 9750 AGP video card. I downloaded the drivers from the tridentmicro web site and it works - except that I can't figure out how to configure it to use the TV out.

It has a tab in the driver options called "display device" that has a box with a picture of a monitor in it, but there doesn't seem to be anything you can actually _do_ there to change the output from monitor to TV.

Anyone have any ideas?
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by:SysExpert
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Are you sure you got the drivers for the TV out version ?

Are there any seperate utilities that are included ?

TV out may simply be on at all times !

I hope this helps !
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by:SysExpert
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Is it possible the TV out functionality is not working ( it is second hand ! ).

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It may not detect the TV unless connected and powered on prior to booting up...T
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reghakr earned 100 total points
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SysExpert is right. If you got the wronf drivers the tab you need may not appear.

Try a search for trident 3d image 9750 AGP video card.

I have an NVidia, mine has an Output Device tab which allows you to change from Analog Monitor to TV by clicking the radio button.

reghakr
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by:azahra
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It is definitely the right driver. The card identifies itself as a 3D Image 9750 on boot up - these are the drivers I installed.
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IS it possible that there is a 9750 model with and without the TV out option ?

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by:azahra
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I made some progress overnight. I downloaded the dos drivers which come with a collection of utilities.

One of the utilities allows you to switch between crt and tv mode which I did successfully. It only works in dos mode though.

So I think this rules out some of the more obvious guesses at the problem. But still leaves the mystery of the windows driver "display device" tab.
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by:reghakr
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Do you have the latest DirextX drivers?

http://download.microsoft.com/download/winme/Update/8.0/winme/EN-US/DX80eng.exe

Take a look at the drivers listed here:
http://www.pcdrivers.com/alpha.htm

reghakr
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1) Do a start -run- SFC.

2) Form a real DOS prompt do

scanreg /fix

I would uninstall the drivers.

cleanup the registry again, possibly deleting any Keys that pertain to the previous drivers, and re-install the drivers.

Maybe this will help.
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by:azahra
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I've given up on this one and pulled the card out. Thanks for at least providing some info on a similar card.
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