Originally Posted by Bulletbait
I get no video to display on the TV. I have tried "extending" the desktop to the secondary monitor through the desktop properties tab, but again, I think this only applies to the VGA out port. I had this same problem on my father's Dell D600, and was never able to fix it. I was hoping there was some easy setting I was missing, but I have not seen evidence of any such setting.
Sounds more like a problem with your connection setup... I have a VERY expensive large TV, and it behaves as follows:
S-Video input is disabled when
1: The Red/Yellow/White Audio/Video Cables are plugged into the front of the TV
2: The Red/Yellow/White Audio/Video Cables are plugged into the back of the TV
So the only time I can get S-Video input to work on my TV is when I disconnect the Playstation 2 (which connects to the front of the TV with Red/Yellow/White cables) AND ALSO THE DVD PLAYER which connects in the back of the TV, also with Red/Yellow/White cables... Then the TV will accept input from the S-Video.
But what is funny is that I can have the PS2 and regular DVD Player plugged in at the same time (front and back), and be switching between them playing a game and watching a DVD at same time.
But though the DVD player and the PS2 is off, I still have to unplug the cables from the TV for the TV to listen to the S-Video input.
READ YOUR TV MANUAL!!