tv out on powermac

yg17

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I have a PMG5 with the nvidia 5200 card. What would I need to output to a TV and use my VGA monitor at the same time? thanks
 

killmoms

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yg17 said:
I have a PMG5 with the nvidia 5200 card. What would I need to output to a TV and use my VGA monitor at the same time? thanks
Just an S-video cable, or S-video to composite converter and composite cable if your TV doesn't support S-video. Then just do Detect Displays in the Displays section of System Preferences and don't use mirroring.
 

killmoms

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yg17 said:
my card doesnt have an s video out
That surprises me. In that case, you're pretty much screwed, unless you go out and buy a VGA to S-video/composite converter box. It'd probably be more cost effective to just get a newer video card.
 
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