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Trying to connect the two using 4-pin s-video cable

I have an 4 pin s-video cable but my laptop has 7 pins and the tv has 4. do i plug it in the monitor out input or any input?

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  • armani_mcgow Apr 12, 2009

    where do i connect the cable in regular input1 or monitor out and what do i do on the computer

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You can use the four pin male S-video cable on a 7-pin female, the picture quality just won't be quite as good.

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    Dick Apr 12, 2009

    I'm not sure what you are asking. Break it down into smaller tasks. You have an S-video cable.
    You have a laptop with some output ports.
    It is highly unlikely that you have more than one S-video port on your laptop.

    You have a TV with some input ports.
    You could have S-video inputs on several places, it doesn't matter which one you choose.


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4. HDMI - Using HDMI will give you the best quality by far. No computers that I know of yet have HDMI ports, but you can get a DVI to HDMI cable to connect it to your HDTV. HDMI is compatible with DVI.
5. Scan Converter Box - This is the last method that I could think of and it involves using a scan converter box, which takes a VGA signal and converts it into S-Video or component video.

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check this website to see what I am trying to point out.
http://www.amazon.com/7-Pin-Mini-DIN-S-Video-Female-Cable/dp/B002W81MO6

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