Video Out: Connects a TV or HDTV to your notebook so you can view
high-quality, high-definition video streaming from the notebook.
This three-piece connection (color-coded red, blue, and green) is the
best method for sending video from your notebook to an HDTV or anything
that receives component video. This connection allows the chrominance
(color) and luminance (brightness) portions of a video signal to be
processed separately, thus producing higher-quality video than an
S-Video connection. S-Video works similarly, but component video
improves color accuracy even further by splitting the chrominance signal
into two portions.
Connects a gaming console or camcorder to your notebook, for viewing
video or playing games on the notebook.
Color-coded red, white, and
yellow, composite video input uses standard RCA-style jacks to connect
your notebook to receive video and audio signals from your TV, VCR, game
TV Tuner/75-Ohm Coaxial: Connects a cable box, TV, or VCR to your
notebook, so you can watch and record TV content on the notebook.
Sometimes called an
a 75-Ohm coaxial cable can carry
video and stereo signals simultaneously. RF cable connectors (often
connectors) screw onto the 75-ohm jack, are pushed
onto it, or connect via a dongle that vendors usually supply.
Digital Out: Connects your notebook to speakers or a stereo receiver to
play digital audio stored on the notebook.
Digital Interface) is a standard audio-transfer file format, usually
referred to as digital audio.
This connection allows the transfer
of audio without converting the signal to and from an analog format,
which can degrade its quality. If you also have an S/PDIF In
port, you can play digital music stored on an MP3 player through your
notebook. The headphone jacks found on some notebooks double as S/PDIF
DVI: Connects a
digital projector or LCD panel to your notebook to display in large
format either video content or a PowerPoint presentation stored on the
DVI (Digital Visual Interface) is a multipin connection
used for passing standard-definition and high-definition digital video
signals. It's found on HDTV tuners, a growing number of DVD players,
HDTV-ready televisions, and some computer displays. DVI-D
type of DVI connection found on most home video gear and carries
digital-only signals. DVI-I
is used with some computer video
cards and can pass both digital and analog video signals. Some TVs have
DVI-I inputs for greater hookup flexibility. DVI connections transfer
video signals in pure digital form, which is especially beneficial if
you're using a fixed-pixel display like a plasma, LCD, or DLP TV.
I.Link 400/ 1394: Connects a digital camcorder or external hard
drive to transfer (but not display) large files, such as MPEG
video, to your notebook.
Also known as IEEE 1394, this is an
extremely fast (commonly up to 400 megabits per second), two-way
digital connection used for plugging in Your DV camera or other
peripherals (such as an external hard drive or optical drive) to
your notebook. It is used in digital camcorders because it is
one of the few connections capable of quickly transferring
S-Video In: Connects a digital camcorder to your notebook to
display video stored on the camera on your notebook's screen.
Also, if your VCR has an S-Video Out port, you can transfer your
VHS tapes to digital format.
S-Video inputs use a four-pin
jack to receive video signals from camcorders, gaming consoles,
TV, or any device that has an S-Video out port. the S
S-Video stands for separate:
S-Video connections transmit
the chrominance (color) and luminance (brightness) portions of a
video signal along different paths, allowing them to be
processed separately, though S-Video does not produce as vivid
an image as component video. This is a common way to display
content from a digital camcorder or any device that has an
S-Video Out port. (Firewire also transfers data files from your
camcorder to your notebook, but it can't display video in real
time on your notebook.)
S-Video Out: Connects a plasma or newer TV to your notebook
to display video content streaming from the notebook.
most common way to connect a TV to a notebook, S-Video Out uses
a four-pin jack to send signals from your notebook to your TV or
anything that accepts S-Video In.
and use Fn+F5 or Fn + F4
to switch your ntbook to tv