using a TV as a monitor, resolution issue

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softwareguy

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I have a Vizio TV (HDTV) that I would like to get working as a monitor off my laptop for a show, it is a 30" TV, My HP laptop has an S-Video out, and I can get a picture that is somewhat fuzzy.

The System area in XP tells me that the card is an ATI card, the properties on the desktop tell me the ATI card is a Mobility Radeon 9200. the maximum resolution it will let me set the 2nd (external) monitor is 1024x768, which frankly does not look good.

If anyone has an idea on how I might get this to work, I'd appreciate the help. I have tried HP support (laptop is an HO) and that was frustrating, and I have looked at the ATI drivers, and there is no Mobility Radeon 9200 listed on their website.

Thank you...
 

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Does the TV have a VGA input on it by chance? The image quality of S-Video just isn't that sharp and won't give you very good image quality, it'll be OK for video and pictures but text will look bad.
 

softwareguy

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I feel like an idiot! I never even looked for that - I have an RGB (PC) jack - and I am going to try it right away - thank you!
 
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