Question about LG DRN-8080-B for Dell Inspiron Series DVD Drive
I have bought a s-video cable to enable me to watch my laptop through the tv. For all other purposes it works, however, I cannot watch dvds played on my laptop through my tv as the discs are copy protected. Is there anyway to enable me to watch the dvds on my tv using my laptop?
The DVD software is CyberLink PowerDVD.
Here's what's happening... software companies like CyberLink subscribe to the Macrovision requirements for playing DVDs and protecting copyrighted materials.
Macrovision has approved numerous video cards for what they call "TV Out" which allows the movie to be displayed on your TV.
Unfortunately, your Dell Inspiron does not have a Macrovision approved and supported video card in it, so it gives instructions to the computer to disable TV Out and not allow it to play anywhere besides the computer.
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Your Lenovo laptop can be hooked up your TV if you have a model that is
capable of TV output. Newer models with HDMI ports can easily connect to newer
TVs that have HDMI input jacks. For older laptops or TVs, you will need other
adapters or cables. The most common of these is an S-video jack, which has a
small round connector with several pins arranged in a circle. For S-video
connections, you will need to hook up the audio from your laptop to your TV
Things You'll Need
Turn on your
Lenovo laptop and HDMI-enabled TV.
Connect one end
of your HDMI cable to the HDMI port on your laptop. Lenovo's IdeaPad series has
these ports. If you have a ThinkPad or other Lenovo model, connect a
USB-to-HDMI adapter to your HDMI cable, then plug the USB end of the adapter
into any USB port.
"FN" and "F7" keys on your keyboard. This will switch the laptop's
display to the TV. You can then use your TV screen as a monitor or use the
laptop's DVD drive to watch movies on your TV.
Turn off your
laptop and TV. Connect your S-video cable to the laptop on one end and the TV
on the other.
cables into your audio out jacks on the laptop. If you do not have stereo audio
output, you can use the headphone/speaker jack. Add a splitter adapter to split
the sound into stereo instead of mono (single speaker). Plug the other ends of
the audio cables into your TV.
Turn on the
laptop and let it boot up. Then turn on the TV. Right-click on your desktop
screen, then select "Properties."
"Settings" tab, the "Advanced" button, then "ATI
displays" or "Display device" or the similarly worded option,
depending on your system. It is not the "On screen displays" option
in any version.
Click on the
option that suits your system, such as "TV" or "LCD." Click
"Apply," then "Yes" to confirm, if necessary. Click
"OK" to exit. Your display should be visible on the TV screen. If
not, try pressing "FN" and "F7" to toggle the display to
the external screen.
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