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PC to LCD using S Video

02-20-2007, 05:03 PM
I tried to connect my PC to LCD using S Video and extended my monitors. I have Windows XP professional as operating system.
If i want to see my PC on the LCD i am almost required to move my Screen outside the normal viewing space on my laptop. Is it the usual case or am I missing something.
Any help in this regard will be highly appreciated.
Thanks in advance

02-20-2007, 05:11 PM
Does your LCD have a VGA input? If so, I would recommend using VGA over S-video. You will get more and much better resolution options.

If S-video is your only option, it should work. What resolution are you trying to use?

02-20-2007, 06:51 PM
I tried to use 800X600 resolution. My LCD says searching for signal.
I have a dell 600m with XP prof and Radeon 9000 as my driver. Any suggestions?

Lee Stewart
02-20-2007, 07:36 PM
If I understand your plight correctly you are using an NTSC 480i connection from your PC into your LCD display. The display will upconvert the image to its native resolution whatever that may be but you are starting at the lowest possible resolution using that S-Video cable.

It doesn't matter what your PC video setting are . . .800x600, 1024x768, etc . . .that S-Video cable can only carry 640x480i

Do you have a VGA output on the PC? This would be much a better takeoff for the PC's video. It would allow any resolution you wanted. No real restrictions on VGA.

Dpes the LCD have a VGA input? Or are you restricted to Component (RGB RCA jacks). I believe there are conversion cables to convert VGA to Component.

02-20-2007, 07:50 PM
I think my TV has VGA. I am going to try to use VGA and see if it works. Thanks for the replies

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