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I bought a "ComboTV box" to alow me to play videogames and watch cable tv through a PC monitor. This is what i bought: http://cgi.ebay.com/...1QQcmdZViewItem

The problem is that i can only make the picture show up on my monitor by pluging the monitor directly into the device, and not by connecting the drvice into the s video port of my computer (You can see the cable in the ad that allows you to plug in the device to your s video port). The second problem is that after i get this all figured out, i need to make it work on my dell laptop. I tried messing with the setting under control planel>display> settingings> advanced> displays, but i can't get any picture from the s video port. I would love to be able to have my desktop along with an extra window that i could open to display what ever is coming into the s video port, but i would settle for just not needing to plug in and out the monitor from the device everytime
i want to use it. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Oh and is it possible that the s video cable that came with the device is the wrong pin setup or somthing?

Thanks again - Joe
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I bought a "ComboTV box" to alow me to play videogames and watch cable tv through a PC monitor. This is what i bought: http://cgi.ebay.com/...1QQcmdZViewItem

The problem is that i can only make the picture show up on my monitor by pluging the monitor directly into the device, and not by connecting the drvice into the s video port of my computer (You can see the cable in the ad that allows you to plug in the device to your s video port). The second problem is that after i get this all figured out, i need to make it work on my dell laptop. I tried messing with the setting under control planel>display> settingings> advanced> displays, but i can't get any picture from the s video port. I would love to be able to have my desktop along with an extra window that i could open to display what ever is coming into the s video port, but i would settle for just not needing to plug in and out the monitor from the device everytime
i want to use it. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Oh and is it possible that the s video cable that came with the device is the wrong pin setup or somthing?

Thanks again - Joe
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Put all your specs from the computer and a working link to the tv adapter. It may be that the gfx card doesnt support dual output older ones can only output to one of its ports at a time.

Also have you tried reading the manual and checking the manufacturers site for information, sounds stupid thing to say but alot of people panic and come straight to us, the people who hear problems with your hardware all the time are the guys that made it and they often have an FAQ section or a forum where most problems are answered.

Edited by warriorscot, 04 January 2006 - 12:21 PM.

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I bought a "ComboTV box" to alow me to play videogames and watch cable tv through a PC monitor. This is what i bought: http://cgi.ebay.com/...1QQcmdZViewItem

The problem is that i can only make the picture show up on my monitor by pluging the monitor directly into the device, and not by connecting the drvice into the s video port of my computer (You can see the cable in the ad that allows you to plug in the device to your s video port). The second problem is that after i get this all figured out, i need to make it work on my dell laptop. I tried messing with the setting under control planel>display> settingings> advanced> displays, but i can't get any picture from the s video port. I would love to be able to have my desktop along with an extra window that i could open to display what ever is coming into the s video port, but i would settle for just not needing to plug in and out the monitor from the device everytime
i want to use it. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Oh and is it possible that the s video cable that came with the device is the wrong pin setup or somthing?

Thanks again - Joe
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I bought a "ComboTV box" to alow me to play videogames and watch cable tv through a PC monitor. This is what i bought: http://cgi.ebay.com/...1QQcmdZViewItem

The problem is that i can only make the picture show up on my monitor by pluging the monitor directly into the device, and not by connecting the drvice into the s video port of my computer (You can see the cable in the ad that allows you to plug in the device to your s video port). The second problem is that after i get this all figured out, i need to make it work on my dell laptop. I tried messing with the setting under control planel>display> settingings> advanced> displays, but i can't get any picture from the s video port. I would love to be able to have my desktop along with an extra window that i could open to display what ever is coming into the s video port, but i would settle for just not needing to plug in and out the monitor from the device everytime
i want to use it. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Oh and is it possible that the s video cable that came with the device is the wrong pin setup or somthing?

Thanks again - Joe
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your link is dead since the auction ended.
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I bought a "ComboTV box" to alow me to play videogames and watch cable tv through a PC monitor. This is what i bought: http://cgi.ebay.com/...1QQcmdZViewItem

The problem is that i can only make the picture show up on my monitor by pluging the monitor directly into the device, and not by connecting the drvice into the s video port of my computer (You can see the cable in the ad that allows you to plug in the device to your s video port). The second problem is that after i get this all figured out, i need to make it work on my dell laptop. I tried messing with the setting under control planel>display> settingings> advanced> displays, but i can't get any picture from the s video port. I would love to be able to have my desktop along with an extra window that i could open to display what ever is coming into the s video port, but i would settle for just not needing to plug in and out the monitor from the device everytime
i want to use it. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Oh and is it possible that the s video cable that came with the device is the wrong pin setup or somthing?

Thanks again - Joe
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I bought a "ComboTV box" to alow me to play videogames and watch cable tv through a PC monitor. This is what i bought: http://cgi.ebay.com/...1QQcmdZViewItem

The problem is that i can only make the picture show up on my monitor by pluging the monitor directly into the device, and not by connecting the drvice into the s video port of my computer (You can see the cable in the ad that allows you to plug in the device to your s video port). The second problem is that after i get this all figured out, i need to make it work on my dell laptop. I tried messing with the setting under control planel>display> settingings> advanced> displays, but i can't get any picture from the s video port. I would love to be able to have my desktop along with an extra window that i could open to display what ever is coming into the s video port, but i would settle for just not needing to plug in and out the monitor from the device everytime
i want to use it. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Oh and is it possible that the s video cable that came with the device is the wrong pin setup or somthing?

Thanks again - Joe

*do you think a Male/Male vag cable connecting the device to the laptop would work?

Edited by carloverx, 04 January 2006 - 12:35 PM.

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I bought a "ComboTV box" to alow me to play videogames and watch cable tv through a PC monitor. This is what i bought: http://cgi.ebay.com/...1QQcmdZViewItem

The problem is that i can only make the picture show up on my monitor by pluging the monitor directly into the device, and not by connecting the drvice into the s video port of my computer (You can see the cable in the ad that allows you to plug in the device to your s video port). The second problem is that after i get this all figured out, i need to make it work on my dell laptop. I tried messing with the setting under control planel>display> settingings> advanced> displays, but i can't get any picture from the s video port. I would love to be able to have my desktop along with an extra window that i could open to display what ever is coming into the s video port, but i would settle for just not needing to plug in and out the monitor from the device everytime
i want to use it. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Oh and is it possible that the s video cable that came with the device is the wrong pin setup or somthing?

Thanks again - Joe
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i just tried to go to the gadmei website to see if i could get a manual...or at least a better understanding...and..well...it's all japanese..and the english page isn't working
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I bought a "ComboTV box" to alow me to play videogames and watch cable tv through a PC monitor. This is what i bought: http://cgi.ebay.com/...1QQcmdZViewItem

The problem is that i can only make the picture show up on my monitor by pluging the monitor directly into the device, and not by connecting the drvice into the s video port of my computer (You can see the cable in the ad that allows you to plug in the device to your s video port). The second problem is that after i get this all figured out, i need to make it work on my dell laptop. I tried messing with the setting under control planel>display> settingings> advanced> displays, but i can't get any picture from the s video port. I would love to be able to have my desktop along with an extra window that i could open to display what ever is coming into the s video port, but i would settle for just not needing to plug in and out the monitor from the device everytime
i want to use it. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Oh and is it possible that the s video cable that came with the device is the wrong pin setup or somthing?

Thanks again - Joe
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Here is the link.
http://cgi.ebay.com/...1QQcmdZViewItem

both laptop and pc are running on new 128mb ati graphics cards.

Also i reposted this question many times not knowing i was doing so. Any info on how 2 delete them would be very helpful :tazz:

thanks - Joe
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I have an english manuel but it only gives you the physical installation and other basic things. (i read it multiple times)

http://cgi.ebay.com/...Combo-TV-3488e-
box-VGA-Sris-store-1000-channels_W0QQitemZ8746700592QQcategory
Z3761QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

this link should work.

Also, I foolishly posted this question many times and need to know how to get rid of the extra posts 

Thanks - Joe

Edited by carloverx, 04 January 2006 - 12:53 PM.

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i've taken care of getting rid of the extra posts...let me research the device
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for anyone else looking

http://search.ebay.c...prclo=&saprchi=

that's a working link
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