I have a Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop. This is fitted with the standard ATI video card Radeon Xpress 1150. Having checked the ATI web site it confirms that this card supports external displays (including TV) and that there is an integrated TV encoder with on-chip DAC though simultaneous output to TV and CRT is not supported. I have bought a VGA to TV (either S-video or composite) cable and connected it and pressed <Fn><f8> to switch the display but the system reports "no monitor connected". I actually only want to display the picture; I am not interested in sound. I have downloaded the multiple monitors driver from ATI (version 184.108.40.206) and checked out the Catalyst (R) Control Centre.The adapter is ATI Radeon Xpress 1150 with BIOS BK-ATI VER008.0501.058.002. However, there is no option to select TV output (there is one to "force TV output" but this is greyed out). Does anyone have any clues please how to solve this problem so that I can connect my laptop to an LCD TV through the VGA socket?