Who still has a CRT right?

I'm having trouble with the output sent to my CRT tv from ubuntu 12.10. The image is displayed as good as you can expect (I'm not mirroring the screen on each monitor) but when I try to move a video over there is a ROYAL PAIN and never quite works out. The fullscreen never opens on the TV, it automatically goes to the laptop screen. Even when I open the video from the monitor screen.

My laptop is a dell inspiron 14z and works perfectly with ubuntu, all the hardware was recognized as far as I can tell. I didn't even have to go look for wireless drivers, but I also use my laptop as kind of a media center and this issue is driving me crazy.