Dual monitors no go


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metspitzer

I just bought an S Video cable and plugged it into my TV and video
card. I attached the second monitor in the display properties, but my
TV is still displaying a TV picture. I have a Nvidia 6800 AGP card.

I have two settings for my TV Video imput and S Video input.

It is set to S Video, but the TV is still displaying the cable
stations.

Suggestions?
 
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Paul

metspitzer said:
I just bought an S Video cable and plugged it into my TV and video
card. I attached the second monitor in the display properties, but my
TV is still displaying a TV picture. I have a Nvidia 6800 AGP card.

I have two settings for my TV Video imput and S Video input.

It is set to S Video, but the TV is still displaying the cable
stations.

Suggestions?

Did you go through some procedure to select "Dualview", "Clone",
or "Span" in the Nvidia display properties ? Dualview might be the
easiest thing to use, because it allows the two display devices to
use different resolution settings.

Depending on the Nvidia driver version used, you could be using the
classic control panel or the new control panel. On my machine,
when I had the older classic one, there was a step to go through,
where a mini-installer runs and the computer must be rebooted,
before the second monitor can be set up. That may not be needed
now. And the new control panel is quite different (no user manual,
for one thing). It would be pretty hard to explain what to do for the
new one, with no reference material to point to on the web.

(for example, page 88 here, shows the classis approach)
ftp://download.nvidia.com/Windows/91.47/91.47_ForceWare_nView_User_Guide.pdf

It could always be, that the TV end is at fault right now, but
I'd double check what you can see on the computer screen first.

Paul
 
J

John Doe

metspitzer said:
I just bought an S Video cable and plugged it into my TV and video
card. I attached the second monitor in the display properties,
but my TV is still displaying a TV picture. I have a Nvidia 6800
AGP card.

I have two settings for my TV Video imput and S Video input.

Assuming you meant to place a comma after "TV".
It is set to S Video, but the TV is still displaying the cable
stations.

Firstly, unless you have a specific need, I wouldn't mess with the
NVIDIA driver software with respect to multiple monitors. After
installing NVIDIA drivers, when the setup program asks, I always
just cancel. Multiple monitor display settings are easily adjusted
in Windows display properties.

I've never used a television for a secondary monitor. I might try
disconnecting the S Video cable and see whether there is any
difference between the two settings on your TV. Seems to me one
should show cable TV and the other should be practically blank.

I might investigate the Nvidia 6800 AGP video card hardware to
determine how the S Video output is used for a secondary monitor,
and if that's even possible. You might want to key on that (S Video
& dual/multiple monitors) with some research.

I've always used the normal video outputs from the video card.
Currently I'm using two video card digital outputs with DVI-VGA
adapters to drive two VGA monitors.

I might also try the NVIDIA discussion group, or maybe at a huge
Windows group, with a carefully worded subject line.

Good luck and have fun.
 
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M

metspitzer

I just bought an S Video cable and plugged it into my TV and video
card.  I attached the second monitor in the display properties, but my
TV is still displaying a TV picture.  I have a Nvidia 6800 AGP card.

I have two settings for my TV Video imput and S Video input.

It is set to S Video, but the TV is still displaying the cable
stations.

Suggestions?

My problem was that, changing my tv from cable to s video doesn't do
anything.

I found a button on the remote I had to use to change the display

Thanks everyone
 

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