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S video cable not recognized on Hitachi flat screen

I ran an S video cable from my Comps Nvidia graphics card to the S video input on my tv set. I set the Graphics to clone. Yet I can not figure out how to get the TV to pick up the signal..

What i am trying to do is project what is on my Comp to appear on the Flat screen.

The TV is a 42'' Hitachi flat screen.
I went through all the Menus input options. I think, But none say anything about the S video connection..

The comp is a Dell 521I and the Graphics card is a Nvidia 7300 LE

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I thought the TV had two S- video inputs... It doesn't. Pne of them was an out put and it was there that i had it plugged in. Once i switched it over everything was fine.

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Have brought second hand Hitachi tv which just comes up that it has no signal. To retune i need a 4 digit code,is there any way i can by pass the code or put in something that the Tv will accept.

Hi Annette.

I'm not sure what level you're needing a code for. If you're looking for unversal remote codes to try to pair a remote to the TV, a listing can be found here
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I'm not finding anything else about Hitachi TVs and a 4 digit code.

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If the TV has a direct cable coaxial hook-up, most, if not all cable companies anymore only broadcast in encrypted digital, meaning you'll need a cable box or something like a TiVo with a special cable card to see anything.

More specifics would need the make / model / year of the set.
Hoping this helps!

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If you do not wish to use the speakers in the TV, then you can manually set the audio output to default to your other speakers.

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They have to be set first and it is always better to start with a lower resolution first.

First off ensure it is a good quality cable as many cheap cables are not worth the material they are made from.

Second you will have to make sure you tv is set to the correct input eg video 1, input 1, etc.

Third you need to call up the display properties for your graphics card on the computer

You can right click on an empty area of your desktop and if there is an option for Nvidia or radeon you should use that.

If not click on properties. setting, advanced, you should then see a tab for your graphics card, select this.

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The aspect ration on your big tv may also need to be changed so that you can get the computer image as large as possible without loosing any of it eg. the toolbar

If you have an Nvidia card then you are better using the "dualview" option to do what I just described Radeon may have somthing similar but I am not a fan of that brand and find the Nviia easier to use for this type of work.

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I am hoping to find some sort of hack for this (either firmware or severing/splicing a control wire). However, I can't find much information on this yet.

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