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Solved: How do you view the computer screen on a tv?

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by quikrjf3, Jan 25, 2007.

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  1. quikrjf3

    quikrjf3 Thread Starter

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    Is there any special cables or hardware that is needed in order to display the computer screen on the tv screen?
     
  2. johnpost

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    if your computer has a S-video output and your tv has a S-video
    input then a S-video cable is needed.

    for anything other you need to describe what your tv
    has for video inputs and what your computer has
    for video outputs.

    also it would help to describe what you want
    to see on your tv. if you want to watch a
    video file or view still photos as a slide
    show then that may be useful. if you
    want to view other computer screens
    then the outcome may not be as good
    as desired.

    alot depends on the size of the tv and
    what kind of display it is.

    some details on make and model of
    tv and computer and what you want
    to do are needed to help answer question.
     
  3. quikrjf3

    quikrjf3 Thread Starter

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    I just have a dell laptop latitude d810 with what i think is an s-video output and another output that looks like the one that you would plug a regular computer monitor into with screw ins on each side. The tv is just a standard 27" tv with the standard red/white/yellow inputs and no s-video inputs.
     
  4. johnpost

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    check your manual make sure it is an s-video output.

    visualize the plug that will go into it or if the
    manual has a drawing, that helps you in
    buying what you need.

    you can get 's-video to 3 rca' adapter cords at electronics
    stores (any place that has tv, vcr) or computer store.
    you will find probably between $5 and $10.

    showing an image slideshow or video images
    from your computer may be ok. showing
    other computer screens doesn't look as good.
     
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