I have hooked up my V2000 laptop to a TV/VCR thru the S port to an RCA port on the TV/VCR. I get good picture and sound but it is in black and white. Tried the same thing on another newer TV with the same result. Have been on 2 chats with HP techs but they weren't able to figure it out either. Any ideas?
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I have never heard of that. You will have to hook it up through the SVideo or DMI or HDMI or whatever Video extension you have on your laptop. Get the correct cables to connect to the same ports on our TV you should see computer on your TV screen "desktop" You will also have to switch screens either one of the FN keys will switch you over or you can do it from the video source in the control panel. Audio can be done with a y split audio stereo jack to the headphone jack and the the Y will be the RCA White and Red jacks these will go to the Red and White jacks for audio on the TV from the laptop. John
When I am using my laptop to stream video to the TV, I use a set of computer speakers plugged into the headphone jack for the sound, but if you want to be able to play the sound thru the TV you are going to have to buy an adapter that will convert from the headphone jack (RCA port) to an AV port for the TV. These can be found at radio shack.
If your notebook has RCA composite video out, you need to hook it up to TV composite video input jack, usually the color of this RCA jack will be yellow. Why do you not use the VGA port on the back of the note book to feed the signal into the TV's VGA connector, just mke sure to set the resolution of the laptop to be at TV native resolution.
If you have an HDMI port you might also have an RGB port, use your tv video source button and go through your options. If RGB option is listed you have it. It's a standard moniter port, you can use a standard monitor cable to hook things up. This will not however carry sound so you'll need a basic 3.5mm size cable that ends in an RCA plug (can be picked up radio shack.
I use this method to watch hulu.com movies on my 50" plasma tv.
Another option if you have an "S" video on both the laptop and the tv, use that with just an "S" video cable.
Other wise look for a RGB cable that converts to standard RCA stereo plugs again Radio Shack should be able to help you. You can also buy cables on eBay a lot cheaper then a retail store.
If the laptop has no HDMI port, the forget the whole HDMI thing cause getting it through that port when the laptop or desktop is not made for it will end up costing as much as a new computer altogether. You need to find out if the laptop has any Composite or Component outputs. Those are relatively easy to spot. a Composite output is usually a RCA jack and also usually colored yellow, and goes into the yellow RCA port on your TV next to the red and white RCA ports which are the left and right sound channels. The Component outputs are also RCA jacks, but are usually red green and blue cause each wire sends its own color to make up the TV's image. They will also go on the back of your TV near all the other RCA ports. Wether your TV has just HDMI and no other porte or not, or if it has either Composite or Component inputs or both, that i don't know cause i don't know what your TV is. As for the sound, if you also want it on the TV, you just need to go to the local electronics store and buy an adapter/wire that goes from a 1/8 stereo headphone jack to 2 RCA jacks on the other side, one being white and the other being red. See where i'm going with that?:P Plug the 2 RCA jacks from the wire you bought into the TV in the corresponding inputs that go with the input you plugged the image in, and the 1/8 stereo jack into the headphone output of your laptop.
You will need a cord that plus into the headphone jack or speaker out jack on the computer and has rca end to plug into the audio input on the TV.It will look like the one pictured.Please rate this solution.
usually laptops have vga conector for external display, you may need a cable, vga cable.
vga cable varies depends on the connection that you have on the tv, if your tv supports vga connectors thats great, some tv doesnt have that option, thats where adapters go in to adapt what ever ports or connections you have on your tv.
some of the cable adapters that you might need.
vga to hdmi.
vga to rca.
vga to dvi.
you can get s-video to scart connections;and if youve no scart you can connect s-video to phono....thats ur red,yellow n white audio / video plugs.yellow=video...white/red=left/right audio.
if you download a service manual it shows the pinout for s-video connections making it able to connect phono's.you only need the yellow and either red or white cos pc only outputs mono to tv.
there are also wireless systems you can get though never tried them.
you could also connect to another monitor,just plug the monitor into the back of pc(ext)only go into on place one way so no prob there.if no picture on ext monitor u need to switch screens
(alt+f 4)usually.press together once switches to ext mon,press together again enables both screens,and again returns to pc.