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Best way to do a TV-out in 7300GT Nvidia video card?

Best way to do a TV-out in 7300GT Nvidia video card?

I'm planning to recycle my old PC and build a Media Center using an open-source (C#) software called MediaPortal. My old PC has a GeForce 7300GT with a TV-out plug built-in. When I tested it last night, it wouldn't detect my JVC tv (CRT) using the current drivers. I even purchased a new copper-based TV-Out to RCA cable.

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Guest [Entry]

"TV-out to RCA: Does that mean S-video to composite? Can you provide some more info (e.g. web link) about the specific cable you are using? That cable is the most likely culprit, in my opinion.

Here are some suggestions that I would pursue if I were in your position:

If possible, try a regular S-Video cable connected to a) nothing and then b) a TV with S-Video input. If that works, try another adapter cable.

Fire up your PC when connected to your TV and then Remote Desktop into it from another PC. This will allow you to make sure it at least boots up correctly without a monitor connected.

Connect your PC to a monitor (as well as your TV) and check for configuration options like ""enable TV output"" in the Display control panel. What OS are you using?

This is probably a silly question, but does your TV have S-Video input? If so, use that instead. :-) If not, well, you've got a pretty old TV. I just bought a new TV because my new video card does NOT have S-video output, and my old 32-inch TV is taking up space. You could solve both of our problems if you were to come take my old TV and one of the 20 s-video cables I will no longer have any use for. :-)"
Guest [Entry]

I already did a force detect on the TV, it did prompt a TV icon in the console, but in reality, it just couldn't detect it.