View Full Version : FS output to Television/Sound Systems?
02-09-2002, 02:21 PM
Been reading some posts on additional monitors and all of a sudden recollected years ago trying to get FS output to my TV and sound systems in the house. You know, a nice "family" flight in the evening sitting on the couch.
Never got it working and gave up. Has anyone done this recently and can describe the physical connection needed etc.? Would also be nice for things other than FS also. I dont need the AUDIO part as I already have output to a receiver today, just the video.
Plusses and minuses on this kind of setup?
Running Windows98, high end HP, new SONY Flatscreen TV.
02-09-2002, 02:23 PM
well I know my card has an s-video cable I think I ccan use that to hok up to the TV I have a Geforce 3 btw. But I think ATI has osme sort of TV hook up compnent sold speralty not a new card...
02-09-2002, 02:55 PM
I have used the TV out feature for FS02 and it is cool to watch your aircraft flying on the big SONY 61".
The way you hook it up is;
You do need a TV out jack on your graphic card.
Right click on an open area of your desktop
Select the settings tab on the Display Properties Window
Select the Advanced button on the bottom of the Settings
This will open your graphics card properties window.
Select the diplays tab
You should see a tab for your moniter on the left and a tab
for your TV on the right
Hit the on button for the TV and thats it.
I forgot to mention that you need to physically connect the cable from the out TV on your computer to the TV that you want to watch from. If this connection is not made prior to, Your graphics diplay window will show that your TV is not connected.
One small note, You need to have your display set to 800x600 on your moniter otherwise you will not be able to fit the picture on the TV beacause it will not handle anything larger than 800x600.
When I first tried it, it was cool but it does have some limitations. First, the picture is not as sharp as it is on your moniter, especially on a 61" screen.
But, put the panel view on and put a chair in front of the big sreen and thats about the size of the real thing.
The other problem is that if you have a wife & Family, they will start giving you some strange looks when you start taking over the Family room with your flightsim activities. The woman just don't understand why a grown man becomes 'possesed' with this thing to make it as 'real as it gets'
Hope this helps
02-09-2002, 03:29 PM
Thanks for all the advice here. Appreciate it! I need to dig my PC out from under the desk today and see what options I have on the video card I have. It needs some "dusting" anyway. I would guess that a s-video adapter would be the best eh? I am already using s-video as input the the TV so I could use the same cable.
Cold day here so a great project to work on. If I don't have the s-video a trip to Best Buy may be on the plate also.
As for couch flying I think I can meet the other half somewhere in the middle. We travel a lot in Colorado and with the new scenery I got from FSGenesis (Gunnison and Aspen) it could turn into a nice sight seeing trip around there in the C182. Maybe a Lear trip to Salt Lake also.
BTW - The new Sony is a 32" and resolution should be better.
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