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Re: i want to hook laptop up to tv
For a home theater: First you need a high quality video card with lots of dedicated video memory and video outputs that is compatible with your T.V. Then you need TV tuner cards in your PC for both analog and HDTV signals. Some TV tuner cards support both HD and analog signals such as the ADS Tech Instand HDTV PCI card. You need a high quality sound card that supports 6.1 or 7.1 surround sound. Connections for any: Connect the audio output on your computer sound card to the audio inputs on your T.V. Determine the type of input cable that your tv will accept. Connect the S-Video from your computer to the T.V.'s s-video input. Some T.Vs don't have a s-video input, some have Component which consists of three RCA-like connections colored red, green and blue. Others use Composite, which is a yellow RCA like connector. So it depends if your TV has the proper hook ups.
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Re: i want to hook laptop up to tv
After you hook the cable up to the tv, go into the tv's menu to make sure the input mode is set to s-video. then go into the control panel on your laptop and find the settings for your video card and set the output to "TV" or "Clone"
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Before hooking up the laptop to the TV, lower your resolution on your laptop then shut it down. Just for testing purposes I would try 640X480 since you can always change it. Hook up the laptop to the TV and then turn on your laptop. See if it goes into windows with the display showing on the TV. If it does then reboot the laptop and try a few more times. If your consistently getting video then you can play around with the resolutions. If your still having video issues, try a new video cable. Also update your video drivers to the latest version on your laptop. If the problem still persists update your BIOS to the latest version. Hopefully that will do it but if not then its an issue with the motheboard.
Just to verify...you've made sure that your headphones jack will play audio in lets say, some headphones, or a set of computer speakers?
However, your T.V. may not recognize audio when using VGA. I say this because if you look at the hook-ups on your T.V., you notice that most sections contain audio and video together, not seperate. If the port is available on your computer, trying using HDMI, the single cord for HDMI carries both sound and video. One last thing you can try with your current set up is find a set of the red and white rca hookups that are independent of any other grouping, in other words excluding the yellow video or any other connections. If you're T.V. wont play the sound in that, then either your headphones jack is messed up or the T.V. just wont recognize it while using VGA.
I'm assuming that your laptop doesn't have component-video outputs, and you bought some kind of adapter cable?
I think that you may just need to tell your laptop where to send the video signal. The default is obviously the built-in screen, but most laptops can also send the video signal to both it's own screen AND the external output; or to the external output only. You usually have to type a combination of keys on your keyboard to switch through the modes.
For example: on my laptop you hold down the FUNC key and then press the F10 key (which also has a screen symbol on it). Check your laptop manual for that.
Some TV's can only accept video output from a computer at a certain resolution (like 1024 x 768). Check your TV manual, but you may have to adjust your laptops resolution.
Finally, since the video signal is not coming from cable or DVD, you will probably have to switch the video input on your TV, so that it knows where to get it's video signal from. This is usually as easy as pressing an INPUT button on your TV remote until you hit the right input, but check your TV manual.
If you have an HDMI port you might also have an RGB port, use your tv video source button and go through your options. If RGB option is listed you have it. It's a standard moniter port, you can use a standard monitor cable to hook things up. This will not however carry sound so you'll need a basic 3.5mm size cable that ends in an RCA plug (can be picked up radio shack.
I use this method to watch hulu.com movies on my 50" plasma tv.
Another option if you have an "S" video on both the laptop and the tv, use that with just an "S" video cable.
Other wise look for a RGB cable that converts to standard RCA stereo plugs again Radio Shack should be able to help you. You can also buy cables on eBay a lot cheaper then a retail store.
Well you can rip your DVD to any external drive using and third party DVD ripping software ,once you do that you will get a AVI,MPEG and any common fomats your DVD player supports
Inorder to play those files in your DVD player ,you need the check whether your DVD has a USB input port or else if you laptop or computer has a S-video out put and your TV has S-Video input ;you can play directly from your laptop/computer to the TV using a S-video Cable which is available in any Computer shop.
I hope this helps
you need to toggle the display on your laptop. be sure that when you connect the tv or external monitor the laptop should be turned off. to toggle the display kindly press Fn followed by F8. for old tv's you need to have an S-video cable. for LCD monitors, either VGA or DVI cable will help.
If your LCD TV has VGA input, then you can buy a cable that goes vga out of laptop to VGA in of TV... Also you can get an audio cable that goes from line out of your laptop to 2 rca jacks for your TV...
Radio Shack sells both types of cables - and you can also buy them from many online retailers if you look for video or audio video cables... I got a paired set from pcconnection.com
Hi you don't have enough info to give a complete answer but maybe I can help.
The modulator converts the video (and/or audio) output of a DVD player (or camcorder or video game or PC) into a channel 3/4 signal that is compatible with a TV's cable or antenna input. It makes it so the standard audio/video outputs and the cable input (even passed through a VCR) work simultaneously. So...
The "S-Video to RCA" convertor plugs into the "Video In" on the modulator; this allows you to take your S-Video Signal OR your Composite Video to an "RF Coaxial Antenna" input signal.
You should have 3 pcs. the S-video to 3-RCA cable and the coax cable and the modulator. Here is a link to a pic that should help