I'm not sure if this is the correct place to ask but seems as good as any. Im very new to the world of all things computer based. I have stored on hard drive things I want to watch on my CRT TV and also need to use the laptop for VCD playback as my DVD's don't support. I have most (if not all) the media players (real,windows media, quicktime etc etc) and have necessary plug ins. I connect the laptop up to the TV via TV out, SVHS + 2xphono. When playing back I have the usual display on the TV showing the desktop and the media player window open but no picture in the window, when swapping back to the laptop monitor or running both at the same time the media plays as normal. It must be a setting i suppose but have no idea where, I don't mind which player I use. Somebody suggested it could be something to do with macro protection but I can't see why as I'm straight in to TV and some of the material on hard drive won't have any protection. I should also add that sound plays fine, so it is definately playing. Sorry for such a long mail but can anyone please help?