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Best way to get from laptop to TV

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by scs-04, Sep 23, 2008.

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  1. scs-04

    scs-04 Thread Starter

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    I used to have an S-Video output on my old laptop that I could use to connect it to my TV to view pictures, youtube, etc... My new laptop does not have any video out besides VGA. What is the best way to get it to my TV now (non HD)? I have seen some USB adapters, is that the best way?

    Thanks
     
  2. toonbear

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    scs-40 Does your TV have a SCART socket? as well as VGA sockets? you may get away with a SCART/VGA converter.The SCART device will have the 3 colour coded connections.Yellow/Red/White. Sometimes the SCART socket is INPUT ONLY and has 6 or 8 pins showing.Others are two way and have 24 pins.
     
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    Tell us what input sockets your TV has altogether, please.
     
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    doubt if there's SCART, one doesn't see many of those in the US. Yellow/Red/White is composite not SCART. If your TV has VGA than VGA to VGA is the best solution. Does it?
     
  5. buffoon

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    then, sorry
     
  6. scs-04

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    Thanks for the repsonses, and sorry for the delay.

    My laptop only has a VGA output.

    My TV has S-video, Composite(RCA), and coax inputs.

    Thanks again for any advice
     
  7. toonbear

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    scs-04 I don't know iif it will help but I found the following webpage which advertised VGA to Composite RCA cables
    www.cablesnmor.com/vga-rca-cable.html
    I the UK we can get compostie RCA to Scart VGA to Scart and VGA to Copmposite RCA cables , most TVs have a scart socket these days so it makes life easier.
     
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    be sure to get it from somewhere, where you can give it back if it doesn't work. There are a lot of "miracle" cables advertised out there
    which turn out to be unable to do the job.
     
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