THE S-VIDEO FAILS TO LET IMAGES APPEAR ON TV EVERYTIME WONDOWS START
My dell has an S-video output so that I can do my presentation on TV (it's very difficult to find lcd & not affordable in remote places). I can still see on TV as what's shown on my dell screen when the writing "WINDOWS" with the blue background appears. But after that TONE or SOUND that is the marking for the start of logging on to windows, I can NO LONGER see what's on my dell screen on the TV. More info: - I am the only user. It's not sharing or logged on to anyone. - I don't use original dell systems, instead it's a compatible from C600. firstname.lastname@example.org
Re: THE S-VIDEO FAILS TO LET IMAGES APPEAR ON TV...
Try holding your FN key near the bottom of your keyboard while pressing F8 at the same time. If that fails to work, navigate to Dell's support site and enter your service tag for the laptop (botton of the unit, usually 7 characters). This will allow you to download and install the latest video driver. Then try the FN+F8 trick again.
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look at the pictures on your Dell 510 there should be 1 that looks like one of these. It is an s video port, your tv should have an s video input so you need an s video to s video cable. If not the check the inputs available on your tv and get an s video cable to fit your dell output and that will fit one of the available inputs on your tv.
It looks like the TV might have retrace lines that are cause by a defective video amplifier IC, couple of fuse resistors burnt.
You might be able to make an adjustment to the blue screen voltage by reducing it slightly to get rid of the lines.
The devices that you connect to the TV have a different output and the TV is very sensitive to the higher video outputs from the DVD or any other device that you connect using the AV inputs.
Let me know if you need more assistance.
There are two ways. One is the old way and the other by computer.
First the old way, you can get a video processor/mixer. These vary in price depending on how much you want to improve the image or add things or even do tricks. The video player ouput is fed into the box and the output to TV so you can see the effect the box has on the picture. Most will improve signal, colour and stop picture rolls and jump (they won't deal with macrovision). Some have sound controls too! They were used a lot for camcorder work in the past. So you might get one cheap on E-Bay.
And the new way is to connect the video to your PC and you can get software to digitally remaster the video, which it will then output to a DVD recorder. If you have a PC that can handle the big video files, it's more economic and you will get heaps better images.
You can purchase an s-video to composite video connector to view your Dell computer's television output on your sharp CRT television, though the image will be a bit blurry because of the connection and CRT technology limitations, though streaming video probably can be seen just fine. An example of an s-video to composite video connector can be found here: http://www.svideo.com/svideorca.html but you probably can find a cheaper priced unit somewhere else, maybe even at radioshack. I hope this helps!
I do this all the time with my ATI powered laptops... Right click the desktop, select properties, choose settings then
advanced. You should have 3 screens. Laptop, Monitor and TV (I only get
'multiple monitors' no matter what I try...) You must have it connected before it will allow you to 'activate it' Once its activated theres a place for you to click to make the s-video / tv output your DEFAULT... Keep in mind that with some media players (windows for example) the movie image will only appear on the default screen- the other screen will be blank. So if you are intending to record to your VCR make sure that your TV is the Default.