posted May 06, 2002 10:12 AM
Some video cards can only show the output on the TV and not on the PC Monitor at the same time.
But if your card does support viewing tv and monitor at the same time, if you can see the video on the TV but not the monitor, try turning the monitor off and then back on. I have to do this sometimes, but not all the time.
I would look to see if the hook up to the TV is correct. For use with VCR's you will need to make sure you run it from your video card to your VCR's Video-In jacks and not accidentally to the Video-Out. They are usually identical so its an easy mistake. If your VCR has jacks on the front try these first, because they are usually Video-In jacks for hooking camcorders to.
Are you using standard video cables (yellow) or S-Video cables?
There is usually a Control Panel applet or a tray applet to set the computer into TV-out. At which time the monitor will resize to TV screen dimensions and the screen resolution usually goes down to 800x600.
Are you getting any specific errors?
Does it output to the TV screen at all or does the tv remain black?
Or are you having trouble finding the applet that changes it to tv out, if so then check the site for the most recent drivers. I had to do this.