Category: Monitor & Video Cards
Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 138Kb
Operating System: Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003
Latest Version / Release Date: 6.0.5472.5 / 21 Jun 2006
The Generic Television driver is an Operating System component introduced by Microsoft Corporation. It was released alongside the Microsoft Windows 95 Operating System platform. This driver was designed to deliver the support architecture for any generic television hardware component. This Operating System element is closely associated with the monitor.inf file. The monitor.inf file is a database of information related to the different display monitors in the computer market. As such, the Generic Television driver can also be considered as a system supplied information file that is invoked when a generic monitor or display device is attached to the computer system. In the absence of an explicit driver for the attached monitor, this driver is loaded by the Operating System instead to facilitate the display of text and images to the end user.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
This monitor driver can also be invoked by graphics cards using the S-Video out features. The Generic Television can help in controlling the quality of display when the computer user makes use of a traditional television unit as a display monitor. Normally in this setup, the default resolution is 640 by 480 pixels. This however can be configured to attain higher resolutions surpassing the 720 by 486 resolution of the NTSC standard. Generally, reading text on a television output is very difficult. With the use of the Generic Television driver however, the quality of both the image and text are improved slightly. The Generic Television device driver is extremely useful when there is no more driver support for the display monitor. Once an associated driver for the monitor is installed into the system, it replaces the Generic Television driver. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Generic Television errors before installing any driver updates.