No picture on my TV screen when MCE is running in full screen

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by Jesper - Denmark, Dec 28, 2005.

  1. When MCE runs in full screen mode the screen on my TV set goes black. The on
    thing I can see is the mouse arrow. When I press ctrl+alt.delete the scrren
    comes back on and I can restore down the MCE window in order to have the
    screen on. The odd thing is that there is no issue when I run the initial
    setup of MCE in full screen mode. The issue starts if I close down MCE and
    starts it again. Furthermore if I use Media player to run a DVD movie in full
    screen mode ther i s no issue, only in MCE.
    Spec. of my MCE setup is:
    - Roolup 2 og MCE
    - Catalyst 5.13 Windows XP Media Center Edition driver (Radion Express 200
    chipset on board)
    - Old TV set connected though S-video.

    Can anyone help me out?
    Jesper - Denmark, Dec 28, 2005
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  2. I had a similar problem - In my case I changed the screen resoloution to
    1027 x 768 and set the display to "clone" mode.

    Richard Wagstaff, Dec 28, 2005
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  3. Hi Richard .... I have tried 1024 x 768 but it did not solve the problem. I
    am not sure how to "clone". Thee is no obvius option for that in the ATI
    software. Do you know how?

    Jesper - Denmark, Dec 30, 2005
  4. I'm using nvidia so I don't have an ATI to look at. However, I go to the
    Display Properties and select settings > Advanced. I can then see my
    GeForce card listed in the tabs. From there I can get a Display Mode which
    gives me the options of Clone, Horizontal Span, Vertical Span & Dual View.

    The TV has to be connected for these options to show.

    Hope this helps.

    Richard Wagstaff, Dec 30, 2005
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