It is about money. You might get it to go by reducing the video acceleration as noted in the WMP MINI FAQ (hint: type that into google.)
But don't get too upset. DVD playback is a license issue and you pay by video "stream." I'd rather not duplicate the full story, but the short version is that per stream is about 2 bucks. To enable the other output is another 2 bucks for how many that would use it. So they keep the 2 bucks and you end up asking.
I am able to connect my Compaq Presario 2190US laptop to my TV (old Philipps $100 TV) using S-Video cable. But I cannot watch any video on my TV. When I play any .mpeg or .avi files using Real Player or Windows Media Player, I can only see the players on my TV but not the video content. The TV just shows a black screen. I was able to connect and see video a few times, but more often than not, the TV shows a blank screen. Can someone tell me why this happens, and what I could do to fix this? I have tried changing the Display settings but this hasn't helped.