you also need to set the resolution to one of the above supported resolutions. have you done that.
|Originally posted by Thomas J. Coyle|
I am currently using a Radeon 9600XT with the dongle hooked to the component input of a Sony 51" rear projector. I still have the original 15" monitor hooked to the Radeon VGA output. The dongle is hooked to the DVI output of the Radeon. I have 480i, 480p, 1080i and 16:9 set on the dongle switches since my Sony is 16:9 and will only display the previously set resolutions. I am using Catalyst 4.6 which allows me to set custom resolutions like 1776 X 1000 using 1080i timing.
I always boot up with the VGA monitor working and use the Sony TV display as an extended desk top. I can switch the Sony TV then to being my primary display and it shows the complete desk top and any applications that I might run. Using 1776 X 1000 resolution keeps the desk top from being over scanned.
If you want to boot up with the Sony TV as the primary display, you may have to build a VGA adapter that fools the Radeon card into thinking that the VGA monitor is attached. If you do a search on the VGA adapter you will find plans on how to build one.
|Originally posted by raaaaaa|
If I may ask, can you read the fonts with a resolution so small?
|Originally posted by 10th_Anniv_t2|
I've recently just started working on this as well, having just bought a ATI HDTV Wonder and a 9600 by Sapphire (Atlantis 9600 Pro w/256mb), and I'm trying to determine which ATI adapter to buy. Included with the 9600 card was a PS2 looking like adapter to a composite RCA plug. This worked with my standard NTSC TV, and looked like I'd expect-- fair.
ATI makes 2 adapters, the DVI to HDTV Adapter for $29 on their website, which would break out the R-G-B RCA connectors. They also make a 7 and a 9 pin cable for $10 that adapts from this PS2 like connector to R-G-B. Any idea on which would be preferred?
I have 2 HDTV's-- A Samsung 26" that has a DVI port (I'm attempting to borrow a DVI cable) and a Mits that has a wideband component in, (in addition to firewire...)
I really want to take advantage of the pvr like capabilities of the card, but the displaying of the image on the TV is my priority-- I can upgrade hardward parts as necessary.
Any comments would be appreciated!
|Originally posted by 3rob3|
With the 8500, you need to use a VGA to component adapter. I am 99% sure it won't work with the purple DVI version.
|Originally posted by rgathright|
First off set the dongle also with the 720p on. I had to have a regular monitor hook up to do the next step. After you get started go to the Display section and click the component monitor button. This turned both of my screens on. After that you can adjust the resolution.