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  • Ed Deguzman
    Ed Deguzman May 11, 2010

    What model laptop, windows version, TV type ( LCD, Plasma, etc)
    and connection type ( s-video, hdmi, etc) ?


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In general, all you need is an S-Video cable. That will connect to the S-Video output jack on most laptops and connect to the RCA jacks on the TV. These usually run about $10-$15 and are available from many online sources.
If your TV has a VGA input, you can get a male to male VGA cable and connect that way, then switch to the external display mode on the laptop.

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