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Topic # 5304 18-Oct-2005 07:38
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Hello,

My TV apparently does not properly decode the signal coming from my laptop's ATI X700 S-Video and into its SCART socket (picture is black & white) and I was wondering if you guys could help me in suggesting a (cheap) way(s) to overcome this. If it helps, my TV also has a RCA-in socket.

Thank you very much,

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  Reply # 21680 18-Oct-2005 15:48
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check the colour output is the same as tv colour system. so if output from laptop is PAL, make sure TV is in PAL too.

otherwise, use a S-Video to RCA-Video, then you also need to connect audio from your laptop to the audio in.


another key pointer is, make sure you reduce the screen resolution to 800x600 or MAX of 1024x768 otherwise the tv will not be able to display. then make sure all connections are connected, then power up laptop, and once you get into windows, you need to enable secondary display.


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  Reply # 21701 19-Oct-2005 07:33
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Hi there and thanks for replying!

Yes I have tried all the possible configurations possible: from choosing NTSC/PAL x, to adjusting different resolutions and colour depths... you name it, I've tried them all!

I have also contacted my laptop's manufacturer and they told me I would have to use a S-Video to S-Video cable because my TV apparently does not decode the signal properly.

Seeing my TV has no S-Video-in socket I would like to know if the conversion from S-Video to SCART is the same as to RCA? Because if it is, there's no point in buying a new cable as I'll be getting the same results...

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  Reply # 21710 19-Oct-2005 09:35
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there is a SCART converter that take RCA (Video+Audio) and S-Video, with a switch marking "In/Out". you can find this at dick smith.

With this converter you could try, plugging your S-Video to the S-video socket, and audio to the RCA L/R, and make sure the switch is to "In", then plug the SCART into the SCART socket on TV.

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  Reply # 21718 19-Oct-2005 10:44
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chiefie: there is a SCART converter that take RCA (Video+Audio) and S-Video, with a switch marking "In/Out". you can find this at dick smith.

But wouldn't I be running into the same problem I am currently having? I mean, wouldn't the TV still be unable to decode the signal seeing it is SCART?

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  Reply # 21720 19-Oct-2005 10:48
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*shrugghs*

what tv you got? have you tried S-Video to RCA converter? you can try that first and it's relatively cheap if not the same as SCART converter from DSE.




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  Reply # 21722 19-Oct-2005 11:23
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I would try using a RCA converter, however I need to first know if the signal is different than the one sent through SCART. Basically, is SCART's and RCA's signal the same thing? If they are I don't see what's the point in buying a S-Video-to-RCA converter seeing that the TV is likely to still be unable to properly decode the signal.

Thank you for the replies anyway.

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