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mrochester
07-25-04, 07:59 PM
Hi all, this is my first post! Recently got a widescreen TV that I have connected to my Shuttle SN41G2 with built-in GF4MX graphics. Whatever I do and whatever utilities I try (Powerstrip and TVTool), I CANNOT select to output a widescreen resolution to my TV through the S-VHS connection.

Can someone please guide me through how this is done?

Many thanks for your help,

Michael.

JGene
07-25-04, 08:55 PM
SVideo is a low-bandwidth interconnect. Component cables would be better, but to use component you'll have to get a VGA->Component cable converter. I think ATi sells one, but I never hunted it down on their website.

That said, does you GF4MX support DVI? If so, does your TV support DVI? DVI would probably be the best solution as you could probably get 1280x720 to work by creating a custom resolution using the latest ForceWare drivers.

Edit: Here's the list of supported resolutions in the ForceWare 61.76 drivers via TV-Out

320x200 8,16,32bpp. DirectDraw mode; not selectable as a Windows desktop
320x240 8,16,32bpp. DirectDraw mode; not selectable as a Windows desktop
640x400 8,16,32bpp. DirectDraw mode; not selectable as a Windows desktop
640x480 8,16,32bpp.
720x480 8,16,32bpp. Overscans (for video)
720x576 8,16,32bpp. Overscans (for video)
800x600 8,16,32bpp.
1024x768 8,16,32bpp. Conexant 25871 only

480i (SDTV) Supported on graphics boards with Conexant 875 or Philips 7108 TV encoders and compatible connectors.
480p (EDTV) Supported on graphics boards with Conexant 875 or Philips 7108 TV encoders and compatible connectors.
720p (HDTV) Supported on graphics boards with Conexant 875 or Philips 7108 TV encoders and compatible connectors.
1080i (HDTV) Supported on graphics boards with Conexant 875 or Philips 7108 TV encoders and compatible connectors.

snoopdogg
07-26-04, 12:09 AM
6800 does not support HDTV 1080i?
and if yes, my tv has component input only (3*RCA) with
Red Green and Blue color , there is a cable for that?

scott123
07-26-04, 01:03 AM
Curious about this myself. I have a S-Video out on my Ultra, and a new DVD drive. I'd like to play some movies on the TV but it only has the single prong inputs.

JGene
07-26-04, 03:29 AM
snoopdogg: It should, but I haven't done this myself. Get a Component->VGA adapter and then you can plug your PC into your TV. I believe ATi sells one.

scott123: Single prong inputs? Do you mean the yellow, white, red composite jacks or do you mean SVideo, which looks a LOT like a PS/2 plug? Component cable has three RCA plugs, one each for R, G, B.