VIVO issue

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Skwowwy, Oct 22, 2003.

  1. Skwowwy

    Skwowwy Guest

    Well, back again from a long absence. I've been lurking here most of the time. :p

    I need a little bit help here with my graphics card (Leadtek GeForce4 MX 440 with AGP8X), running on 45.23 Detonators drivers as well as WDM drivers from the CD.

    I've managed to get the VIVO working (video in as well as video out). I absolutely love that, since the quality on TV is oh so nice! :D (not the text in Windows, though, but especially movies are nice)

    Anyway, the thing here is that whenever I enable TV output, the monitor goes off, saying that it can't handle the mode. I don't want that. I want that both devices are running, and I want to make it so that the movies will be played on the TV, while other applications appear on the monitor, such as mIRC.

    I've tried the latest TVTool 8, but with no avail. The monitor still gives that warning and blinks several times. The TV itself is fine, though. I can see my desktop there.

    Is there anything I can do in order to make use of both devices? I have the feeling that the graphics card sends out the same signal to the TV as well as to the monitor (which only the TV can understand and the monitor can't). Is there some software available that can separate signals (VGA and TV signals), so that I can use both devices?

    In my opinion, that's rather stupid, since VGA is VGA; there shouldn't be any TV signals going through that, only through the video output in the VIVO connector.

    Anyway, I really want this, so help me if you can, please. :p
  2. Skwowwy

    Skwowwy Guest

    I take it no one can help me? Blarg. ;(

    Oh well, it isn't a big issue anyway. Just too bad I couldn't make more use of it.
  3. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

    the year 2525
    the monitor has to be compatable with the tv resolution / refresh rates im afraid, if you cant set the monitor to the same low res as the telly i doubt it will work. theres a couple of other tv tool type things at in the downloads section.
  4. Skwowwy

    Skwowwy Guest

    Hmm... The monitor can easily handle 800x600 and 1024x768, so it must be the refresh rate. I live in the Netherlands, so it's 50 Hz. That's probably why.

    However, my TV supports NTSC (60 Hz) as well. I've tried to switch to that, but it didn't work either.

    Thanks anyway. I guess it isn't possible then.
  5. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

    Red Sox Nation
    Could be that your card does not support the dual display (that card should though)
  6. Skwowwy

    Skwowwy Guest

    Well, it should. The monitor is simply connected to the VGA connector.

    The TV is connected with the VIVO connector (on video output, of course). My PS2 is connected with video input. I'm using a special VIVO cable delivered with my card. It's an A/V crossbar cable, with on one end the VIVO connector and on the other end input as well as output separated, with each of them an s-video and composite connectors.

    Currently the input uses composite and output uses s-video.

    There's one thing strange, though. XP will detect the TV just fine, except that most of the options are greyed out (I can't set primary and secondary devices; only DualView is available). And there are no two screens in the display properties. If monitor is enabled, then I see settings for the monitor only. If TV is enabled, then I see settings for the TV only.