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Master Geek
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Topic # 65566 3-Aug-2010 18:05
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Hey guys, im just setting up a real cheap media center sort of thing, ill be using a desktop pc, and it will be hooked up to an old 29" RCA Tv. I have 1 problem, the TV has RCA slots, and a SCART plug at the back. The SCART slot has an adapter for RCA cables and 1 S-Video slot.

I bought a cable off trademe for connecting The pc to my TV, but i get no signal at all! thats with 3 RCA's and the S-Video connected. I just wanted to know why this would be happening? Is the correct channel to be on AV? Its annoying me a little bit  =/

Cheers Guys

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Uber Geek
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  Reply # 362569 3-Aug-2010 18:39
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You don't need 3 RCA and svideo connected.
Usually just the 3 RCA, yellow, red & white.
Or, for a slightly better picture, svideo plus red & white RCAs.






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  Reply # 362574 3-Aug-2010 18:52
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hmmm.... ok ill try again soon and let you know.



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  Reply # 362648 3-Aug-2010 21:15
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this is what happens. with RCAs, it shows nothing, just blue AV screen. With RCA's and S-Video i get a black screen.....

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  Reply # 362773 4-Aug-2010 09:05
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You need to configure your graphics card to output to the TV (I am assuming that your graphics card has a RCA or s-video out port. Some graphics cards will detect the TV connected on startup and enable output to it, other needs to be configured for TV out.

I find it easiest way to get this working is to connect a monitor and TV at the same time and then configure the TV connection as the primary output.

GF

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