"Jeff Ingram" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> "Toolman Tim" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>> "Jeff Ingram" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>> > Hello,
>> > Does anyone know of a good quality VGA to PC adapter for around $100?
>> > Does
>> > ATI make one? Looking for any suggestions/opinions. I'd like one
>> > although my Radeon 9600XT has a video out, I can't view the monitor
>> > I'm outputing to the video out port. When I just connect to the video
>> > nothing is output until I change the Display Properties. And it wont
>> > me
>> > view both simiulatneously. I've emailed ATI twice and never once got a
>> > response.
>> > Therefore I'd like a good VGA to TV adapter that's no more than $120.
>> > Recommendations on an adapter?
>> The ATI display in my laptop does both the LCD and TV simultaneously.
>> you installed the latest ATI drivers? When those are up-to-date, turn off
>> the computer, and hook up both the monitor and the TV. Restart. Go to
>> display properties, click on Settings, click on Advanced. In the advanced
>> settings, click on Display. There should be two displays shown - monitor
>> tv. Next to each (top left) is a circle with 1 inside, (the universal
>> for On/Off), and you need to turn on BOTH the Monitor and TV. Then you
>> use the multiple monitor mode. Be sure to select which display you want
>> be the Primary (blue button below the display type.)
> Yup, the drivers are up-to-date. When I go to displays and click the
> for TV, the button for Monitor turns off, and vice versa. I've never been
> able to get both to work simultaneously regardless of which drivers I've
> I should also note that I'm not connecting to a TV, but to a VCR although
> shouldn't matter, I'm using the same composite out.
> More ideas?
The last time I was at the ATI website, there was software available for
something that was designed for using 2 displays. That may or may not be a