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How to Identify your TV Video Connection type

Look for one of these ports on your TV to know what it can output or input, and see if a matching or similar port is located on your other video item. Note: Colors may vary on the port, but the number of holes/pins will not.

  1. S-Video


  2. VGA


  3. DVI


  4. HDMI


  5. MiniDisplayPort

Hope this helps.

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hello, i have a sanyo lcd tv & i want too connect my Advent Laptop to it, but i dont know what cable to use because my laptop doesnt not have the HDMI port or the VGA port.... help?


Does your TV have an S-VIdeo input? Does your TV have a DVI input?

What model of Advent laptop?

Does your laptop have a S-Video output socket (looks quite similar to a PS/2 mouse-socket) ?

Does your laptop have DVI-output?

Aug 03, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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what kind of cord is used to hook a laptop to a t.v.


Hi, It depends on the output of your laptop and the input of your TV. Look for one of these ports on your laptop to know what it can output, and see if a matching or similar port is located on your TV. Note: Colors may vary on the port, but the number of holes/pins will not.
  1. S-Video
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  2. VGA
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  3. DVI
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  4. HDMI
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  5. MiniDisplayPort
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Hope this helps. If it does, please accept and rate the solution! Contact me with any more questions you may have. Thanks for using FixYa!

May 23, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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No picture on this TV. Sound is OK


Hi! Welcome to Fixya!

If you are unable to view video on your television set, the issue may be that the TV's video input selection does not match.

The TV input source must match how the equipment for example DVD is connected to the TV. Every TV is different in the way that the ports are configured on the back of the TV and the menus are presented on the TV screen; however, there are some basic similarities between them.
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To correct the issue, use the TV's remote control and change the video input selection. Many newer TVs have an auto-detection system and will automatically detect that something is connected to the various ports on the back of the television. However, some TVs have to be configured manually.
Some common names of the button on the TV remote are:
  • Video Source
  • Video Input
  • TV/VID
Locate the video input menu for their specific TV. Below is an example of the video input menu of a TV.
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This example indicates check boxes next to the items that the TV is detecting. Be advised that this menu must match the location on the back of TV where video components are connected.
You may also check if all cables are properly connected.

Thank you.
Keep me posted. :)

Lor04

Mar 12, 2011 | Televison & Video

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I want to pair my laptop (lenovo N100) to my mobile (samsung corby tv) i could not find the pin ? please give me the steps


Does your laptop have a VGA-output port? an S-Video port? a HDMI output port? component-output port?

Does your TV have a VGA-input port? an S-Video port? a HDMI input-port? component-input ports?

Match the "output" to the "input", and you should be OK.

Jul 03, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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