S-Video TV Out and Dell 2407WFP


...will circle this city
Apr 30, 2002
Recently I purchased a Dell 2407WFP for my new rig, but I have run into a speed bump that I can't manage to solve for myself, so I am hoping that someone has ran into the same issue as I.

Dell 2407WFP
XFX 7900 GTX - no O/C - ForceWare 91.47 - Non-SLI

I connect my monitor to my tower via DVI, and have the S-Video cable going from my card to my TV.

Since I have had my 2407 (approx 2 weeks) I have been unable to figure out how to correctly display full screen video on my TV (Demos, free release works, et cetera). At present it shows the video compressed horizontaly and stretched vertically. I have tried Clone mode, and Dualdisplay, both to no avail. Fullscreen video renders correctly when I enable my TV as the only display, but that is a little more inconvenience than I am willing to submit to. When I had my old CRT on the same machine, I was able to get the fullscreen video to display correctly and without stretching.

I've tried changing the resolution of the monitor from the native of 1920 x 1200 to 1024 x 768 to see if that had any effect and the result was the same. As was trying out different media players and altering their display configs (both Media Player Classic and VideoLAN). I'm new to both widescreen monitors and nVidia's video card interface (former card was ATI) so if there is an option I am overlooking please feel free to correct me. Also, I have been using the "Classic" nVidia interface, as I had to switch to it to get video out to work correctly with my CRT.

Thanks :)


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Political User
Aug 25, 2004
Have you tried adjusting the rez of the TV using the windows display properties? Just goto the desktop>right click> proporties> settings then click on the blue box with the number 2 on it and change the rez to the standard tv size 800x600 if I remember correctly...I had this trouble when I was using my ATi card with my TV. I gave up trying to got it working with the control panel so I went this route. Let me know how it works :D
Feb 2, 2004
it could also be VMR9's aspect ratio bug. try using media player classic and use vmr7 instead.

Edit: also you could set the dell to aspect rather than 1:1 or full.


...will circle this city
Apr 30, 2002
Thanks for the replies. I did try out your method Zeke aswell as LOL's, unfortunatly no love. I think that identical emails to nVidia and Dell are in my future. Again, thanks for the suggestions.


The One and Only
Aug 8, 2002
yeah.... TV-out requires quite a lot of tweaking to get everything just right.... or as close to "just right" as possible.

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