Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


28 posts


#20564 30-Mar-2008 21:07
Send private message

While Im sure there is much to learn and pick up from members on this website, I'll set about addressing the most pressing issue currently on my HTPC.

I've got an old PC put together with bits and pieces - this is by no means a demon of a machine - but I am in the process of tweaking this thing to the limit to get as much out of it as possible.

I have a ATi Rage 128 / Xpert 2000 / All in wonder graphics card with svideo and composite outs.

It's 32mb and uses AGP 2x.

I have a S video cable which then converts in-line to composite to connect to my TV (bear in mind I am a student and don't have a high end TV to play thrings on! ).

I am running the latest ATi catalyst drivers and so on and so forth, but it will only display grayscale output on the TV, no matter what I do. I have had it running fuzzy coloured input, and tried using all of the PAL profiles available..but this didn't render the problem.

One thing I've noticed is that unlike my flatmates laptop, this can only put out display to one desktop, and not 2, or 4. Could it be that my card is so budget and old that it can only manage to put out one desktop so that the TV gets s grayscaled mirror image of my display!?!

any help muchly appreciated. <b>if you've got a better card going for cheap and you're around Hamilton/Auckland (I'm between these 2 places often) then hit me up!</b>

EDIT: tried using outputs via different monitors/tvs.

when playing back video from hdd:

monitors: both fine
tv1: no difference whatsoever on auto, pal, ntsc 3.53 or ntsc 4.58
tv2: coloured, blurry/fuzzy output, but no option to change or select from.

card? or tv?

Create new topic

28 posts


  #119965 31-Mar-2008 16:54
Send private message


removed the svideo converter and it is running in colour with composite now.

always the simplest things!

Create new topic

News »

Nanoleaf enhances lighting line with launch of Triangles and Mini Triangles
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:18

Synology unveils DS16211+
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:12

Ingram Micro introduces FootfallCam to New Zealand channel
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:06

Dropbox adopts Virtual First working policy
Posted 17-Oct-2020 19:47

OPPO announces Reno4 Series 5G line-up in NZ
Posted 16-Oct-2020 08:52

Microsoft Highway to a Hundred expands to Asia Pacific
Posted 14-Oct-2020 09:34

Spark turns on 5G in Auckland
Posted 14-Oct-2020 09:29

AMD Launches AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Desktop Processors
Posted 9-Oct-2020 10:13

Teletrac Navman launches integrated multi-camera solution for transport and logistics industry
Posted 8-Oct-2020 10:57

Farmside hits 10,000 RBI customers
Posted 7-Oct-2020 15:32

NordVPN starts deploying colocated servers
Posted 7-Oct-2020 09:00

Google introduces Nest Wifi routers in New Zealand
Posted 7-Oct-2020 05:00

Orcon to bundle Google Nest Wifi router with new accounts
Posted 7-Oct-2020 05:00

Epay and Centrapay partner to create digital gift cards
Posted 2-Oct-2020 17:34

Inseego launches 5G MiFi M2000 mobile hotspot
Posted 2-Oct-2020 14:53

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.