I hope I can find some help here, because I'm having a very frustrating problem for some time.
I have a X1950 Pro graphic card from Asus.
When I connect my TV Out throught S-Video to the TV, I get an image with changing contrast and flickering. My video standard is properly set.
On the back of the TV there is a sticker where a max of 50 Hz is described.
I don't have this problem with my old Radeon 9600 Pro. I tried an Asus 7600GT and the flickering problem is the same like with the X1950 Pro.
Now comes a very odd part:
When I play a movie, I get the flickering and contrasting changing thing, but if there is something on the top of the player window, like a menu bar or if the player is not in full screen mode, I get a perfect picture.
I don't understand why I get a good picture when something is on the top of the player window and otherwise not.
I tried every possible player/codec combination. I tried different drivers and still no change.
Do you have any suggestion for me? I would be truly thankful.
Thank you very much for answering my post! I am having this problem for quite some time and am thankful that you're considering this topic.
My Asus EAX1950Pro is PCI-Express. I am not overclocking at all and am using CCC.
Do you have any idea what I could try. Could the TV set be a problem? Although it produces a perfect image when I play a movie not in fullscreen mode or when something is on the top of the player window.
I don't have that graphics card but I'd guess that it's the tv. Cause you wrote that it says max 50Hz, most monitors run at 60hz+ native. So if you clone or extends the desktop to your tv you might want to force the refresh rate down to 50hz.
So I'd try that... hope it helps.
I guessed that cause I live in Europe where we mostly had 50hz a long time ago. And when someone tries to run a 60Hz video game on a 50Hz tv it kinda acts like whay you describes it.
I don't have any knowledge in those video playback softwares. But I think that when you arn't in full screen, the software uses the frame rate of the video file in-play (usually 25-30fps). But when you move to full screen the software use the screens optimal refres rate for your desktop resolution.
ok... I'd try the ATI drivers over Asus drivers... I have a asus card and I experienced some troubles with their drivers a way back and since then I've only used the ATI drivers.
Sorry... I can't think of anything else. Maybe call asus and ask if they've experienced the same kind of problem as yours before? Or it could be the card that's not working properly? I don't know
I've installed the latest ATI drivers and there is no change. I think the card is working properly because I have the very same issue with a NVidia 7600GT. I will contact ATI and Asus Support.
If there would be a player which plays movies in full screen like the other players do when they're not in full screen or if I can get a transparent (invisible) window on the top of the play when I watch a video, then my problem would be practically solved.
Do you know such an application?
Maybe you need to use a different cable/adapter as both the newer cards might use a different s-video out as opposed to the older 9800 . 4-pin vs 7-pin ? Or try a different (newer)TV set to see if the problem persists.
I use a 4 pin cable and I am going to test a 7 pin cable. The TV is connected via S-Video+SCART. Trying a newer TV is not doable at the moment., but I will give it a go when I have the opportunity. Are the newer TVs 60 Hz?