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Hey guys, here is my problem, I have found similar posts on the forum but nothing helpful.


3 days ago my 2 month old nvidia graphics card died and I am currently fighting with XFX to get it replaced. In the meantime I plugged in an Ati x1300 card I had around the house and tried to connect it to my Philips 42" LCD Tv.


I am using the S-Video cable I used with the nVidia card with no problems. But instead of a perfect output, I am getting a bunch of horizontal lines. When I use [email protected] 60Hz, I get numerous narrow horizontal lines, and as I increase the resolution and refresh rate, the number decreases and the width increases so that at 1024x768 @ 120Hz I only get 2 darker thick lines that slowly move upwards.


I did not have this problem with the nVidia based card and I was using the same cable, TV, TV input. The card is plugged in correctly (my 2 monitors work just fine), the S-Video cable is plugged in correctly, it is not dirty. Also, this doesn't happen just during the playback of a movie, but at all times.


Can someone give me a few suggestions, it will probably be a few weeks before XFX decides to replace my card. Thank you and have a happy healthy new year!
 

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Are you running a recent version of the ATI drivers? IIRC, there are some tweaks in CCC for s-video output.


I doubt that you are going to find many people still using s-video for an HTPC, so you may not get a lot of answers. Is it possible for you to use DVI/HDMI or VGA with your Philips 42" LCD TV? It would look A LOT better.


-Dave
 
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