Hi after reading many postings, I could successfully managed to use S-Video from my Dell Latitude D600.
It originally had Mobility Radeon 9000. I 've downloaded the Omega display driver at http://www.driverheavendownloads.net/omegadrive.htm
Basically there are two things to remeber.
1. The video signals should be detected by TV automatically. If not, then we need to force the TV detection
2. Video plays only in one monitor, that is in primary monitor. So, we need to make the TV as primary monitor.
Navigate, Display->Settings -> Advanced ->Displays
Select TV as start, and select laptop monitor as stop (toggle with power-on/off icon for both these options).
There you go!
Message Edited by Jo_1 on 12-06-2005 07:05 PM
i am also having a hard time getting this to function properly. When i go to the Properties->Settings->Advanced->Displays i can not get the s-video to work. I have updated the drivers and tried powering the system down and connecting the cables and re-starting the system without any luck. I do not understand how to reflash the bios so that could be causing it. Can anyone help us?
I am able to get mine to work by doing the following:
Hook laptop to TV via s-video out
Power up laptop and turn on TV
Go to Control Panel à Display
Click on “Settings” tab
Click on “Advanced” button
Click on “Displays” tab
Click on the upper left part of the “TV” icon heading
I found a way to make it work, this is my settings (may not be <the settings to use>, but it worked for me)
1- bios A16
2- set video card as <system> in the bios
3- install the ATI drivers -> rad_w2kxp_omega_2675a_7z.exe
4- Make sure you plug the video cable to a TV and that the <input/AUX> setting on the TV/video is selected BEFORE booting.
5- Do not use an rca->cable modulator. (it may work, but for me it wasn't working.) I used a different input to test with and it worked only with the TV.
6- Also make sure your cable is OK. I tried with a cheap homemade RCA cable, and it wasn't working.
7- then go to ->Settings->Advanced->Displays, activate the TV. (open troubleshoot, and force detection.)
- if its not working, mess with #4, #5 and #6. and REBOOT.
Hope it will help
thank you very much... i finally got it to work... updated the drivers, turned everything off, powered up the tv and then powered up the laptop... thanks for the help