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Old 02-08-2008, 01:18 PM   #1
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Need help with Nvidia tv out

Can anyone be so kind and explain to me how can I enable TV-Out on my 8800GT card using latest drivers and "Nvidia Settings" software?

I get part of the picture on my TV but my monitor turns off, or I get some error saying "The current Layout has some inconsistencies" if I ignore I just get part of my desktop on TV but monitor still turns off. It can't Auto-fix it either.

I choose the same resolution for both TV and monitor and chose Twin-view and clones on both. I've tried some other combinations but without success Any ideas?
Old 02-08-2008, 01:28 PM   #2
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here is a tool to help you...

and here is a decent manual set-up...

you just have to get the code right...


Last edited by J.W.; 02-08-2008 at 11:50 PM. Reason: <removed advertising>
Old 02-11-2008, 02:40 AM   #3
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small update... I've managed to change resolution on TV (I guess I was able to do it before as well but bottom bar wasn't all that visible so I didn't notice) so only problem left is that my monitor turns off, or rather goes into standby mode whenever I enable twin view.

Any ideas?

I'm using Nvidias official settings tool that came with the drivers


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