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Black & White TV-Out GeForce 7400 Dell XPS M1210


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Now it's my turn to combat the dreadful black & white TV-out on a Dell :)


Dell XPS M1210

GeForce 7400

Cable: S-Video to RCA

Win32 XP SP3 + latest patches

Drivers tried:

Dell: R153475 (94.22), R169629 (156.65), R173744 (156.83), R180919 (174.31)

Enhanced: 86.02, 169.09, 178.15, 180.43


Upping Saturation, Contrast, Brightness to 100% - No effect

Changing format to various NTSC and PAL - no effect


When laptop boots, TV has color for short time and then turns b&w.

Any ideas?



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guest_guest is right - most of the time this is a cable problem. S-Video is extremely voltage-sensitive and laptop chips are notoriously bad at supplying or sustaining the needed voltage. Use the shortest and best-shielded cable you can find. You might have to try several.

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