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Enabling the TV-Out of an NVIDIA graphics card

Posted by admin on March 12th, 2009

I don’t know if this goes for all the GeForce 8 and 9 series graphics cards, but getting the S-Video tv-out of my brand new Gainward 9800GT Golden Sample to run seems to be a real hassle. In the following, I wanna how I got it to work:

Hardware setup:

Starting from the video card’s s-video outlet, I use a standard s-video/cinch adapter as depicted below. Please notice that this is not the adapter that came with the card, but instead one that only has four jacks on the s-video side.

Backing it up

Posted by admin on November 18th, 2008

Some time ago I got the WD MyBook (1TB) (which btw I can only recommend, especially, if your Mainboard contains an e-SATA interface) to backup all my data. Running ViceVersa every 2 or 3 days works like a charme for me.
While local backups might help in case of a (main) harddisk failure, they leave you with nada in case of a fire or burglary, which is why one shouldn’t just distribute your backups amongst harddisks, but also geologically.