The chances are it was outputing in ntsc, and your TV was struggling to convert the image. I’d be more tempted to use a coomposite out if I could you tend to get better results with that, well I have when I’ve tried that in the past.
I know the vista drivers are a bit poo at the moment too so they would not be helping.
have a hunt for settings within the setup to change the output type.
Check driver settings and make sure it is outputting in PAL. Also is there a way to check your TV and the scart adapter work with s-video? If not it might be kinda composite but not. If it works, s-video is a lot better than composite.
As for quality, resolution of a CRT TV is not as good as a monitor, so at higher resolutions you wont get fine details. 1024x768 is decent for films, but if you want to read fine text try 800x600 or even lower.
try chaging the input on your TV Drezha, I can get picture on two of my inputs when using my laptops, one is colour one is b&w. Must have something to do with the TV sharing the front ports with a scart port I think - tbh dunno, it just works :lol:
Analog Pal (picture always lousy) and not NTSC (Never the same Colour)
Should be using type I not B (b) = western europe
Type I = UK 8mhz bandwidth 5.5mhz vision bandwidth with +6mhz sound spacing.
Type B is 5mhz vision spacing and 5.5mhz sound offset and will more likely than not give a blank and white image.
You will find with scart that many Tv’s have 2 scart modes try pressing your scart
button more than once to see if you can flick to a different scart profile if the tv
As for Changing format on nvidia platforms
Pull up display properties
in the control panel list select nview display settings
in there you can select the monitors / tv / lcd in use
you will set as primary and secondary displays
then click the TV and then select device settings
you should then have a list of selectable modes.
Also, don’t they have different types of scart leads, some with all the pins there and some with a selection of the pins missing. I know I have and it affects the way the TV reproduces colour from the DVD/VHS
Have had this problem as well.
You can make your own convertor very cheaply by joining some of the the cables together in the s-video (pins 3-4 see S-Video - Wikipedia) before attaching it to the scart plug.
You can change the scart plug as well. http://camp0s.altervista.org/sVideo/sVideo.htm gives an example of converting the scart plug to work on older TVs.
And not all of the scart plugs pins are used which is why they are sometimes missing.
An S-video signal is split into two. One is the chroma signal (the colour data if you like) and the other is the luminescence (brightness data). If your picture is only B&W then you are chroma signal. Usually this happens when you feed an S-Video signal to a TV that will only accept composite.
(TV has no composite input, only scart.
The TV will have a composite input, its a couple of pins in the scart. What you mean is it doesn’t have an RCA composite input (usually a yellow phono plug thing)
you’ll see from note 3 that although a Scart can take an s-video input, it still relies on the TV being configured to accept it. If the TV isn’t, then it just sees the signal on pin 20 as a composite signal, but as this is from an s-video cable its only the Y (Luma) part of the signal and you’ve lost the C (Chroma) = colour part which is going to pin 15 but not being used by your TV.
Easiest solution that worked for me is to install the Nvidia Geforce 91.31 driver. Then connect up the TV to the computer with your s-video cable going into the scart adapter which goes into the TV.
Fire up the nvidia control panel and under the “Change the signal or HD Format” option select “Composite” as your connector - NOT s-video. Set the format to IPAL and see if this works.
BTW - I’m looking for a way to get the Nvidia 6800 to output a TV signal when its not connected to the TV but to a video sender. It seems the TV signal only gets output from the card if there is a feedback loop detected as happens when it’s connected to the TV. My wireless video sender has a composite input, but mustn’t have the feedback loop as the graphics card doesn’t detect any connection when it’s plugged in, so doesn’t send the signal.