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Gateway laptop to phillips tv

I was trying to connect my gateway laptop to my phillips tv. and i was told i was doing a complicated way so i was wondering what is the best way to do this since the way i am trying is difficult
using a vga 15 pin cord to a rca(blue, red and green)

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  • sonya_herrer Jun 25, 2009

    THe gateway is mt3703 and my tv has an s-video input as well!! my other tv has the vga to vga capability!! so i order a vga to vga a cord. should it work better! and how do i set it up on my laptop

  • sonya_herrer Jun 26, 2009

    so in other words the vga to vga cord is all i need to be able to see what im doing on my laptop on my TV?

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Hi, there, pleasy clarify the following:
What is your Gateway model? Is your TV an older tube type or a new HDTV? Does it have other input ports besides the standard cable input and the RCA you mentioned? You may be able to use S-Video if your laptop has the output port and so does your old TV. Or if you have a newer laptop that includes DVI and you have an HDTV, then you can use a DVI to HDMI cable which by the way will result in the best image quality.

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    Gonzalo More Jun 25, 2009

    Connect the VGA to VGA cable with your laptop turned off. Upon turning on your laptop the image will appear in both screens, your laptop and TV. If it doesn't, simply press the Fn key in your laptop along with the appropiate key to switch between LCD, TV or both. In most DELL this will be Fn+F8, check the additional incons or drwaing on your F# keys, it should be pretty clear which one you need to press along with the Fn key to switch between displays.

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    Gonzalo More Jun 27, 2009

    Yes, thats all you need. If you'd like the audio coming out of the TV or a Home Theater Receiver you'll need a separate audio cable (stereo plug to RCA). Have fun!

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