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Changing Output Device to TV

By cabarita ·
I use my PC as a DVD player, but it is tedious switching the display type to TV.

There are too many steps involved and then I have to switch to the TV to accept the last setup display.

It is also far to complicated for other users in the house.

Is there a simple way I can achieve this in one click and then return the display to Monitor when TV viewing is complete?

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by Orpheum In reply to Changing Output Device to ...

if your video card is less than 4 years old, the manufacturer should have a utility and/or app that will streamline this process. check their website. you're right about not having to use the windows display settings cuz it is a little archaeic. I have an IBM tpad from '99 and they keep updating their config utility which sits in the sys tray and lets me single click such changes easily. I believe the only pc line which may not support this is dell's lower end dimension with their 'integrated everything'.once you alter the orig shrink-wrapped, adware, spyware config'd dimension, there are no dwlds to get that util back by its lonesome.

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BTW- be careful when linking your video with rca(composite) wiring. if you exceed a certain length of wire (distance), you will experience significant signal loss and your tv will display a lower color resolution - plus it's been known to cause a delay in video response. try using the s-video ports or use an s-video cable with a transformer on the rca port/s since s-video carries the signal over greater ditances without loss. (the delay over rca begins at approximately 16 feet or so (cable length, not distance btwn devices))

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