Inspron 530 tuner card s-video does not work

I have a tv tuner card on this dell inspiron 530 but cannot get the s-video out to work, nor the composite video either.
Have done several things ---downloaded latest software from Intel .... diabled user account control as per dell technician, but still no luck. I can record over -the -air tv transmissions or watch them on the computer but cannot output to tv. Thanks for your time.
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  1. I think you're referring to the S-Video and Composite ports on the TV Tuner Card? If so, those are inputs. You can only output via your computer's graphics card.

    -Wolf sends
  2. Here are specs on the Dell inspiron 530. It comes with a ATI Radeon HD3650 video card http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/dell-inspiron-530/4507-3118_7-32953389.html

    For output (playing back on your TV) you need to connect the SVideo cable to your video card, not the capture card. Here is a post on how to make the svideo output work. http://www.ehow.com/how_7371793_connect-tv-using-s_video-cable.html

    For component output or composite output there may be an adapter cable that plugs into what looks like an s-video output between the vga/dvi outputs on the card. For svideo there may be an adapter needed rather than just plugging a standard s-video cable into the compatible plug on the video card.

    good luck. hope this helps.
  3. Wolfshadw said:
    I think you're referring to the S-Video and Composite ports on the TV Tuner Card? If so, those are inputs. You can only output via your computer's graphics card.

    -Wolf sends

    Thank you for your time . I have since found out that card is infact an input card. I will have to add a card or just use a vga splitter. Thanks again. Bob
  4. Wolfshadw said:
    I think you're referring to the S-Video and Composite ports on the TV Tuner Card? If so, those are inputs. You can only output via your computer's graphics card.

    -Wolf sends
    Yes , thank you for your time -- I did eventually find out the same thing and you certainly confirmed the same thing. It is an input card only. I will have to add a video card or simply split the vga output. thanks again for the help. bob
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