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I had recently tried setting up a Sylvania LD320SS1, as my primary monitor on my old Dell Dimension 8400. It has a Geforce 8800 GT videocard.

I am trying to set it up, to use as a entertainment center, as I have a home network that has multiple family and other videos stored on it.

Whenever I start the computer using my regular computer monitor and the TV connected to it at the same time, things work flawlessly. But the second I set the TV to be the primary monitor, turn off the computer, unplug the computer monitor, and try to start the computer... The computer turns on and jsut shows a black screen, then sits there and does nothing.

The computer has been set to the correct resolution when the monitor was attached, and displayed everything just fine, but it seems that whenever I use just the TV solo, it never works..

I already had updated the drivers for the video card to the newest version, but still can't get the TV to work properly..

Is there anything that can be done?

Here is a video and screenshot which I added about a week after the original post.

Here is a short video of what happens when I start the computer and have just the monitor and dummy plug connected. The video makes the screen look blueish, but in reality its black.

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJOMdcI0WyA"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJOMdcI0WyA[/ame]

Here is a screen-shot of of what it looks like when everything is plugged into the video card.

IMG_0322.jpg
Edited by King_Yoshi - 10/8/11 at 5:19pm
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post #2 of 41
Set it as Duplicate instead of Extended Display.
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I already did when I was using the computer monitor.

How am I suppose to do that with just the TV, when I can't even get to Windows..
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post #4 of 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by King_Yoshi;15153526 
I had recently tried setting up a Sylvania LD320SS1, as my primary monitor on my old Dell Dimension 8400. It has a Geforce 8800 GT videocard.

I am trying to set it up, to use as a entertainment center, as I have a home network that has multiple family and other videos stored on it.

Whenever I start the computer using my regular computer monitor and the TV connected to it at the same time, things work flawlessly. But the second I set the TV to be the primary monitor, turn off the computer, unplug the computer monitor, and try to start the computer... The computer turns on and jsut shows a black screen, then sits there and does nothing.

The computer has been set to the correct resolution when the monitor was attached, and displayed everything just fine, but it seems that whenever I use just the TV solo, it never works..

I already had updated the drivers for the video card to the newest version, but still can't get the TV to work properly..

Is there anything that can be done?

Set it in duplicate mode when both displays are connected to the card. So when one display is off you still have the TV. Or did I miss something here?
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post #5 of 41
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Originally Posted by Ken1649;15156651 
Set it in duplicate mode when both displays are connected to the card. So when one display is off you still have the TV. Or did I miss something here?

AS I had said before, I already tried it. Once the computer resets and there is only the TV attached it shows a black screen.

I am beginning to think that the resolution and resolution settings reset when just the TV alone is connected to the computer.

If I reattach the computer monitor, everything works just fine, but when I use the TV alone (Which is what I am trying to get to work) the TV just stays black...
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post #6 of 41
One question, when they are both connected, one is primary and the TV is in extended mode?
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post #7 of 41
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When they are both connected, the TV is the primary and the computer monitor is a Duplicate. The exact setting name is "Duplicate these displays".
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post #8 of 41
How is the TV connected to the video card? S-video?
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post #9 of 41
"Duplicate these displays" ---> both monitors are primary lol.

The other think could think of is how the card distributed the output signal and depends on DVI-I, DVI-D, DVI-A, HDMI, D-SUB, DP, look it up. Could be that. Whithout all the details, this is just stabbing in the dark Q&A.

Hope someone to jump in here with an answer to solve it.

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post #10 of 41
When you go from two displays (TV plus monitor) to one display (TV alone), did you change ports (card's output to TV's input) or cable?

In other words, has 8800GT always connected from its S-Video output to the S-Video input of the TV with the same S-Video cable? There is no change of this connection type in either case?

See the red arrow line in pic below.
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