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I have been connecting my laptop to the tv without any problem using an s video cable. Today I cannot get any image on the tv?? have sound but no picture...

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Why can't I find the connect to projector option?


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How to display computer image on TV or projector
How to display a computer image on a TV or projector All modern televisions and projectors have one or more ports which allow them to receive and display an image generated by a computer. Both desktop and laptop computers are capable of connecting to a TV or projector, provided that they have the appropriate cables. The following sections contain instructions for using your TV or projector as a computer monitor. For best results, we recommend reading them in order.
Identifying available connections
Connecting computer and projector or TV
Display using Desktop
Display using Laptop
I don't see an image on my TV screen

Identifying available connections The first step in connecting your computer to a TV or projector is finding an identical port on both machines. Once the matching port has been identified (one that is the same on both your input device and output device), you need the appropriate cable to connect them. This section contains a picture of the back of an Epson projector and its available connection ports; as well as descriptions of each.



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HDMI
The HDMI connection is very popular among display electronics. In fact, nearly all modern televisions and projectors feature HDMI ports. Most laptop computers support HDMI and it is becoming more prevalent on both desktop as well; even without a high-end video card. HDMI is quickly becoming the standard for all electronic equipment for its high quality signal and ability to carry both audio and video signals. The image to the right is that of an HDMI cable.


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The VGA connection is the most common among both desktop and laptop computers, is found on most projectors, and some TVs. The VGA cable has a 15-pin connector on each end that plugs into a VGA port on each device. Due to the fact that most televisions do not support VGA, we recommend using HDMI for their wider range of compatibility.


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Note: If you are using an Apple desktop or laptop you need a VGA adapter to connect a VGA cable to the computer.

DVI
The DVI connection is newer than VGA and it offers a sharper image. Although the DVI port is not shown on the Epson model above, it is still somewhat common for projectors, not so much for televisions. It is mostly found among desktop computers for monitors, but some laptops have DVI connections as well (Apple laptops are more commonly known to support DVI than any other brand of laptop). Since finding DVI on a TV or projector is more difficult, we again recommend using HDMI cables.
Tip: There are special cables that convert from DVI to VGA or DVI to HDMI and vice versa.


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Composite Video
The composite video connection is quite common on a TV or projector, but it is nearly nonexistent on modern computers. This connection is the yellow female cable on what is normally a three bundle of red, white, and yellow. The only time you should see this setup is on older video cards for desktop computers.
S-Video
The S-Video connection is also commonly found on TVs and projectors, but solemnly on a desktop or laptop computer. This connection is a small step up from composite video, but is nearing obsolescence.

Connecting computer and projector or TV After you've identified what connections are available on both your computer and TV or projector, you're ready to connect the cables. If the same connections are not available for both the computer and TV or projector, you'll need to purchase a video converter cable that converts one signal into a compatible signal.

Desktop Computers For a desktop, you simply need to plug the cable into the computer and output device. If you don't see an image, you may need to change the display using the following steps.
  1. Press the Windows Key.
  2. Type Adjust screen resolution and press Enter.
  3. Find Display and click the down arrow on the right-hand side of the box.
  4. Select the appropriate output device.
  5. Click Apply then OK.

Laptop Computers If you're connecting a laptop computer to a TV or a projector you'll often need to "send" the video signal to the display device. The key sequence to do this varies depending on the laptop; but usually it's either: Fn + F3, F4, F5, F8, or F9. For example, pressing and holding Fn + F3 at the same time on my laptop sends the video signal to my connected TV instead of the laptop's screen. The corresponding key used with Fn may be labeled as CRT/LCD or have a picture of a monitor on or close to the key. Additional help and information with switching the laptop display can also be found on the link below.
Switching TV inputs Finally, if you're connecting a computer to a TV make sure it has been switched to the correct input. For example, if you connected an HDMI cable to your computer and the "HDMI 2" port on your TV, you'll need to switch to the "HDMI 2" input. This action can be accomplished by pressing the input button on your TV remote until the correct image is displayed.

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If you have a scart socket on the TV it would be much easier to use this

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Connecting Eee pc laptop using xp to my tv with vga


Connect the VGA cable to the laptop and to the tv. On the TV take your remote and go to Select Input then select (PC or Computer or VGA just depends on your TV). if the image is not on your tv, reboot the laptop.

After rebooting if the image is not on the tv, try the steps below.

The video will show on most systems when you reboot without you having to do anything. Some systems will require you to hit the FN (Function key) located at the lower left portion of the keyboard + the correct F1 thru F12. Hold down the FN key then hit the correct key for displaying on the monitor (F1 thru F12). The correct key will normally have CRT/LCD on it or it will have the icon of a display.

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Hdmi from laptop to tv small picture no sound


First the picture size is probably related to the screen resolution or aspect ratio. In Windows 7, you can adjust the resolution by right clicking on the desktop and choosing Screen Resolution. Make sure you do not exceed the limits of the video graphics output of the laptop or the refresh and resolution of the TV. (Without knowing your hardware, I can't tell you the actual settings you should use.) Usually HD TVs are either 720p or 1080i. Alternatively, check if you can change the zoom or aspect ratio (4:3, 16:9) on the TV. Those settings may fill your screen. (It could expand the image past the viewable edges of the TV or distort your image though.)

For the audio, you should check the Sound outputs. Again in Windows 7, click Start > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Manage Audio Devices. Under Playback, see if you have an option for HDMI sound. If you don't have this option, you will need to connect an audio cable between your computer and TV. (If the TV has a VGA input with a PC audio jack, use a 3.5 mm audio patch cable. Otherwise, you'll need a 3.5 mm to RCA audio adapter or cable.) Make sure that the audio isn't muted.

If you have a different OS, the specific commands will be slightly different but similar in Windows.

I hope this helps.

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Oct 18, 2011 | Televison & Video

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I have a HP notebook laptop that I am trying to connect to a Sanyo 42 inch Plasma HDTV model DP42740 . I have VGA , S-video ,and an Expansion port 3 jacks coming out of my laptop. What way would you...


That television doesn't have a VGA input, but it does have an S-video in. So this is the cable that you would need to connect to get the video image on the screen. However, s-video does not carry sound. So you either run the sound from the laptop still, or use the earphone jack to bring the sound out to your surround amp, or tv.

May 02, 2011 | Sanyo DP42746 42 in. Plasma Television

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Hello I have some movies on my laptop but now I want to wach them on tv on my TV I have only scart-input,experts told me I need a cable with D15 connecting from my laptop to one transformer to my...


Most Laptops use S-Video as a way to display video on your TV screen.
You can pick up a S-Video cable at your local Electronics store IE Radio Shack. Before purchasing the cable ensure your TV has the correct input.

The four main types are (in increasing quality):
1. S-Video [2 types: 4Pin as in picture'7Pin]
Port: http://www.coloredhome.com/video/s-video...
Cord: http://akamaipix.crutchfield.com/graphic...
2. VGA
Port: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/co...
Cord: http://www.thisishowyoudoit.com/blogimag...
3. DVI
Port: http://vocaro.com/trevor/blog/wp-content...
Cord: http://www.tech-faq.com/dvi-hdtv-connect...
4. HDMI - also transfer sound signal
Port: http://media.bestofmicro.com/,2-3-49323-...
Cord: http://www.k1cable.com/images/hdmi_000.j...

All of these do the same thing: The laptop sends the video information through the Port and the Cord. Your TV Recieves that information in its port. Numbers 1 to 3 do not transfer sound, so you will need a separate adapter for your headphone to TV Audio. #4 HDMI transfers both sound and audio data, so you won't need a separate cable for sound.
Check if your TV has corresponding ports. If not, you can buy adapters. This is an example of a VGA to RCA(Red/White/Yellow analog cables) and S-Video
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Thanks for rating good luck

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Laptop to tv


Your model laptop has S-Video out capabilities. Depending on what model TV you are connecting to, you would then need an S-Video to (whatever input connection your TV supports: S-Video, VGA, RCA, HDMI) cable. Once you have the cable connected, set your TV to the input method for the cable used, and press Fn + F4 on your laptop Keyboard to project the image over. May need tp press more than once depending if you wish to only display on one screen or both. S-Video is only a video out cable, so you will alos need to run an audio connector cable from your laptop to TV as well, or just use a pair of external laptop speakers for your sound.

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Double check the way you've got the cables connected.  Audio but no video generally means that the yellow video cable isn't hooked up correctly.
Check to make sure the video cable (yellow) is hooked up to the same input on your television that your audio (red and white) cables are.

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Distorted image when using s-video cable


This is because of your s-video cable. It is better to get a cable which comes with AGP/PCI Express cards. It will work properly. Some of the cables in market are not up to the mark

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Avermedia Tech AVerMedia QuickPlay


Unfortunately the Avermedia Quickplay doesn't support audio. If you want the matching audio too, you'll have to either use your computer's native audio (if it's in the same room), or hook it up to your TV with a separate cable.

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