I am trying to output the display to the TV via S video, but all I get is a blank screen.
I know I am on the correct AV channel (I am getting sound) and I have tried various ways of connecting (component, SCART adapter and SCART adapter through another appliance).
I have the most up to date graphics drivers (Mobile Intel 965 chipset). I get no option for S video in the graphics properties pop-up and fn+F4 only attempts/displays a pop-up with laptop->laptop and no other options.
I have tried booting with the S video cable plugged in.
I have tried changing the resolution settings (although they only go down to 800x600). The freq only outputs at 60Hz, but the TV is set to accept this.
I cannot find any driver/device manager entry/configuration software for the S video port.
I have searched everywhere on the internet for help with no success (even using quotes around ''s video'' makes it hard to narrow down the results).
I guess the main things I would like to ask are + Is S video managed by the (onboard) graphics card and the drivers relating to it or does it have it's own driver? + Can you suggest a way to get the computer to recognise that there is an S video connection? + Could this be a bios problem (HP bios interface is very limited)?
(For a ''media'' laptop it has failed majorly - it can't use the TV card and won't output to TV :-)
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You must reset your PS3 in order to accept the new TV configuration.
If the video output settings on the PLAYSTATION3 do not match those of the cable or TV in use, there may be no picture. If the screen goes blank, turn off the system.
Then, with only the PLAYSTATION3 and the TV connected, touch the system's power button for more than 5 seconds to turn the system back on. The video output settings will automatically be reset to the standard resolution.
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I think it's probably FN+F8 that may do this on the HP laptops. The key should have a little icon on it in the same color as the function key (typically blue) that will toggle the screen from the laptop screen to the external. There are usually 3 modes to this toggle 1. Laptop screen only 2. External screen only 3. Mirrored on laptop screen and external screen
So try toggling with the FN+F8 key combination.
Also you can probably start up in safe mode to disable the external VGA toggle.
When you see the HP Splash screen, start tapping the F8 Key to bring up the boot menu. From there choose safe mode and see if you get the video back in safe mode....After that reboot and see if it will bring up the video in normal viewing mode.
You may have to manually toggle the video output of the laptop to the external video circuit. This isually done using the Fn + F7 key combination. This toggles the display from the integrated lcd to the external to both to just the external etc.
Have you tried changing the settings on the ps3? If you go into the display settings adjust them Also if you want to change the ps3 to the default
If the video output settings on the PLAYSTATION®3 do not match
those of the cable or TV in use, there may be no picture. If the screen
goes blank, turn the system off.
Then, with only the
PLAYSTATION®3 and the TV connected, touch the system's power button for
more than 5 seconds to turn the system back on. The video output
settings will automatically be reset to the standard resolution.
You set it to Multiple Monitors (if you move the mouse, you will probably be able to see it on the TV once it "goes out" of the laptop desktop). You need to change output mode to external S-Video.
First of all try hitting Fn + F7 key to switch to Ext-S-Video. If it works, that's it, of course. If it doesn't, TV output is not enabled.
Right-click on the desktop to bring up the Properties, go to Settings. You'll see two monitor images there, 1 and 2.
Click Advanced, then go to Displays. You'll get CRT, TV and LCD. Turn on the TV button and tune your settings.
At this point, the hotkey Fn + F7 is enabled to cycle between LCD and TV.
If it still doesn't work and you see the blank desktop, go again in Display Properties, choose LCD as Primary Display, select Secondary, and verify that "Extend desktop on this display" is NOT checked.
Shall we assume that the DVD is fine, before addressing the TV issues? Does it work with any other device or component? Seems that if your S Video is clean, then it's just a matter of refining whether your DVD is as well. Check that, and let us know.