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Nvidia tv-out no color issue

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Not really sure if i'm asking this question in the correct area, but here goes:

Yesterday i tried connecting my NVidia MX100/200 graphics card to my television using an s-video to scart cable. For my nvidia card i have the detonator and the ForceWare release 50 (for nView Multi-Display Technology) drivers loaded.

In my preferences for display I see the 2 monitors next to eachother, and when I put my TV on AUX I can see my desktop. My TV is set as a generic television with also uses nvidia as a display driver. However I have the following issues:

1) My TV shows my desktop background, but does not show my icons or start menu. I can transfer all icons to my secundairy monitor (my TV), but that means my PC now has an empty desktop. How can I get my TV to be an exact copy of the image I get on my PC monitor?

2) My TV shows my desktop in black and white. It is running on PAL (common system in The Netherlands) and with a frequency of 60Hz and a resotuion of 600*800 (my pc is set on 1024*768)

Does anybody have a clue on how to fix this? Your help is much appreciated!

Regards,

Steven
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by:Igiwwa
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For problem 1:

You should uncheck the box for your tv, so your computer does not see the TV as an independent monitor.  Rather, you should go into the properties for your real monitor, and try to enable the tv output there.  Sorry to be so vague, but I use an ATI card, so I'm not sure exactly what your menus look like.  Post some screen shots if you need more help.
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by:krakatoa
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>> 2) My TV shows my desktop in black and white. It is running on PAL (common system in The Netherlands) and with a frequency of 60Hz and a resotuion of 600*800 (my pc is set on 1024*768)


What happens when you use the composite cable for this?
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by:sgoudart
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Igiwwa:

I'll posts some screen shots soon. I downloaded TvTool9 and I've managed to get the PC and TV to both show my desktop. However it's still in black and white and I have a lot of problems with the resolutions.


Krakatoa:
I only have a s-video out on my NVIDIA GeForce2 MX 100/200 card...
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krakatoa earned 50 total points
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S Video sends RGB and Synch signals (4 signals). If a TV cannot make sense of these (which it cant if it doesnt have SV in) then it displays in B&W. Answer - use a composite cable or get a TV with S Video.
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