Originally Posted by bkslim
Please read post #94 on this thread. That is how I got the slimline to connect to my TV by HDMI.
Thanks for the suggestion. I tried the steps you used in post #94 but in my case I got stuck on the one to chose to clone the display. I never got that option. Nvidia just doesn't realize I've connected the tv no matter what I try using the latest drivers. I spent a lot of time trying different combinations and got the tv to display once but not that well. Here's what I did...
1. Restore nvidia drivers that came with the machine.
2. Connect pc monitor to dvi port using vga converter
3. Connect tv to hdmi port using hdmi->dvi converter on tv side
4. Turn on tv, then boot computer, login, turn tv off/on
5. Start nvidia control panel, choose multiple displays running seperately
6. Set tv (digital monitor now) resolution to 480p (only resolution available) under tv modes
This allows me to see an extension of my desktop on the tv. I tried making the tv the primary display but nvidia wouldn't let this happen, after blanking the displays briefly the pc monitor would return but the tv goes blank and I have to start the process over again to get it to display. If I restart the system all settings are lost and I have to go through all this again. I tried running media center on the tv, I was able to see the menus but all video display was black.
Conclusion... The problem is not with the pc, probably not even the video card. I believe it's my tv not responding to a software request from the video card to either identify itself or its capablities. Too bad the nvidia drivers don't allow manual override and just output signals of our choosing. Lesson learned: Just because an hdtv has dvi input and works perfectly with a dvd player or atsc hd tuner doesn't mean it will work with a computer.
Sadly I may have to return this nice little computer unless there's some way to get this to work on my tv since that was the main reason I bought it. Does anybody know if the s3330f can be connected to the component input on the tv? This is how I got my old computer with an nvidia xfx 7600gt and a special component dongle to connect with this tv.