How to set the S-Video format on the Dell Inspiron

How to set the S-Video format on the Dell Inspiron 8100
How to set the S-Video to NTSC or PAL Video format on Dell_ Inspiron_ portable computer running Microsoft_ Windows_ 2000 with the ATI Mobility_ RADEON 7500 Graphics card?

By default, the ATI display properties for the television may be set to National Television Standards Committee (NTSC) format because it is the standard format in the United States, Canada and Japan. The Phase Alternating Line (PAL) standard is widely used in Europe.


To change the S-Video settings in the ATI properties to the NTSC or PAL setting, perform the following steps:

1. Ensure that the television is attached by S-video cable or by the S-video dongle supplied with your computer.

2. Power on your portable computer.

3. Click the Start button, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.

4. The Control Panel window appears.

5. Double-click the Display icon. The Display Properties window appears.

6. Click the Settings tab.

7. Click the Advanced button.

8. Click the ATI Displays tab.

9. If not already set, click to enable the Television and set it to the Primary display.

10. Click the Television button.

11. The Television Properties window appears.

12. Click the Format tab. You can set the NTSC or PAL format directly, or choose your country for the format most commonly used in your global area.

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