I used to have the same problem with my desktop, i was able to fix it by just upgrading the driver. Before you do that though i would try a different media player and check that it's not just windwos media player. Also maybe check the settings for wmp.
i have the sager 5670, i used a s-video cable, i just want to know if any of u have gotten it to work, cause i've heard that its aproblem, and yes, my video settings are fine, i can see everything else, video games, etc, just not videos. Hasn't anyone done this on their 5670 or 8887?
I was all set up on my old 86xx machine, could use my TV as a monitor but couldn't come back the other way. Just wasn't set up for that though I suppose I could have worked out something. However, next week I will have a lot of time on my hands and no distractions so I hope to get the video wired on my more recent 8886. I'll let you know what happens when I get back. Unfortunately, unless there won't be any broadband where I will be so I won't be online much while there. Dial-up is simply too painful.
Someone answer this man, I must know as well. This is one of the most determining factor in my purchase, how well I can play Divx movies from my laptop on my TV while using the Logitech 5.1's. I must know, someone help this man!
It has something to do with the video overlay settings - I do not know how it works with the ATI drivers since I do not have an ATI card, but apparently there is an Overlay tab in the Display Properties (Right click desktop > Properties). See if that helps you out
My 5660 works fine displaying movies using windows media player or other media programs. I had the same symptoms everyone here described (my previous laptop was like this as well) and I just fiddled with the display settings until it worked. I don't know off hand what they are but I'll try it again and report.