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Thread: Acer laptop to TV- GUI on TV, but no movie image

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    Default Acer laptop to TV- GUI on TV, but no movie image

    Hi

    I've got a Acer laptop with S-Video out. I've connected it to my TV, and the Windows Desktop is on the TV screen.

    But when I playback a movie, I can see the Media Player/PowerDVD application on the TV screen, but there is no movie playing on the TV (on the laptop screen the film is playing)

    What's going on?- copy protection of some sort?

    Anyone know of a utility to sort this problem out?

    btw, the laptop video card is a SIS 650, running XP SP1, 650 drivers version 2.07K.


    Thanks
    Nathan

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    Possibly a copy protection issue. There is a "workaround" (which I don't know) on this forum I think you should use the search function.

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    You might want to do a Google search for the software product "TVTool"...

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    I've figured out a work-around. On the mirrored mode, that's when media player has blank video.

    Set to multi-monitor mode, I dragged media player to the right so it appeared on the TV, then played. Movie plays on the TV.

    Is there a TV Tool app for SIS- heard it's just for Nvidia.

    Thanks
    Nathan

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    Congratulations on resolving your dilemma ;>}


    "Is there a TV Tool app for SIS- heard it's just for Nvidia?"

    I'd suggest that you check for specifics at the TVTool website...

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    I've had a look on TV Tool's site, but confirmed that only works with Geforce cards (my desktop PC has a Geforce 2 MX and it runs)- on the laptop it comes up with only nvidia chipsets are supported.

    Anyone know of a similar app, just a generic hack for protection?

    Thx
    Nathan

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