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17-Aug-2012, 09:22 AM #1
Connect computer to TV.
I have a Dell Computer with Vista. It has a VGA connector. My TV has an S connector. Is there anyway I can connect VGA to S ???Thanks, Orion
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17-Aug-2012, 10:01 AM #2
You need a cable adapter like this:

http://www.google.com/#q=cable+adapt...w=1466&bih=794
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17-Aug-2012, 12:29 PM #3
I need a long cable with a VGA on one end and an S on the other. These are to short. Orion
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17-Aug-2012, 01:50 PM #4
I know that one is too short. It's just to give you an idea of what you need - in a longer length, of course.

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17-Aug-2012, 04:50 PM #5
Anyone can do a Google search. That's not very helpful.

When I need converter / adapter connections, I go to www.monoprice.com. Whatever they have is likely to work. They have an adapter, not a long cable. Old TV's without specific computer video inputs don't always work well with converters or adapters. You may or may not have success regardless of what you buy.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2
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18-Aug-2012, 09:38 AM #6
I bought a cable with VGA on both ends. Then a small adapter with an S plug. It didn't work?
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20-Aug-2012, 06:53 AM #7
The Dell laptop graphics output would need to support S-video output on the VGA connector, and most don't (actually I have never seen a laptop that does). You need a VGA to S-video converter. http://www.startech.com/AV/Converter...OUTPUT=S-Video
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20-Aug-2012, 11:10 AM #8
First I want to thank you for the time you took to help me. From the info you sent me it is expensive to setup VGA to S. With my XP computer it was just one S to another S input. I guess they don't make a cable with VGA on one end and S on the other. The one you sent is well over $100. Do they make any good ones that are cheaper?
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20-Aug-2012, 01:50 PM #9
The point is that a simple cable won't work. You need a converter.

Here's an explanation of the difference between a simple adapter and a converter. You're not just changing the end of a plug. You're changing the energy (in this case, signal).

http://www.differencebetween.net/obj...and-converter/
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20-Aug-2012, 05:32 PM #10
Thanks! Are there more reasonably priced converters available?
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20-Aug-2012, 06:48 PM #11
This might work, and it's a little cheaper.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

But I still think you're not getting the adapter versus converter concept. Adapters are cheap. Converters are not. A bus pass is cheaper than a car payment. But you're using two completely different modes of transportation.
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21-Aug-2012, 07:21 AM #12
I get it! The 32.80 converter might work? But the more expensive will work?
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21-Aug-2012, 07:38 AM #13
I don't know that either will work. Video conversion is hit or miss, and there are often quality problems. If you want to try it, buy something you can return if it doesn't work. No one here can give you any guarantees. Success varies greatly by TV and computer and converter.
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21-Aug-2012, 08:00 AM #14
Thanks. I will give it a try.
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