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Composite Input from a Sony

What is the best way to connect a AV composite cable from a Sony 8mm tape drive to the HP zd8000 so that I can import video to Movie Maker?

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Re: Composite Input from a Sony

Best resolution which i came across is AV USB 2.0 converter adapter, made by GrandTec which can be purchased from following site:
you do not have to purchase this from this site. you can do greater search on different search engines for better price.

i hope this answer your question and fulfill your needs.


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My tv is a sanyo ds31590. I need to connect to an acer aspire 5253-bz692 in order to watch netflix. What cable do I need?

You'll need a VGA to Composite or Component Cable. Asuming you have RCA Composite/Component Connections on your TV.

I'll Look something like this:
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VGA to Component
Make sure you TV has @least one of these 3 colored group inputs in front or in back of it. 1. Composite (Mono): Yellow, White or Red
2. Composite (Stereo): Yellow, White, Red 3. Component: Red, Green, Blue
If you don't have any of those then you'll need This Along with a Splitter.
Hope this helps, if it does then please remember to leave Feedback/Testimonial.

Mar 22, 2011 | Acer PC Laptops


How to Hook Up a Laptop to a LCD TV by an adapter?

First of all check out does both the lcd tv and laptop both have adapter input socket This is the most important step, as it will allow you to buy the right equipment. In the unlikely event that your LCD TV lacks any of the inputs above, purchase an adapter that takes one of the aforementioned output signals and converts it to a component video or composite video input that your TV will accept. Composite video is the most basic connection and is a simple yellow jack, much like you'd use to connect a DVD player. Component video is three separate plugs: a red, a blue and a green. Both methods require separate audio connection. Turn on your devices. Once you've made the connections, turn devices on. Switch your TV to the input mode that corresponds with the input you used to connect your laptop, and you should now view your laptop on your LCD TV. This will help.Good luck.

on Mar 08, 2010 | PC Laptops

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How to I hook up my pc to a TV

Check your PC for "S-Video" output or for a "HDMI" or for a "composite-video" output.

Check the back of your TV for an available S-Video input, or for an available HDMI input, or for an available "composite-video" input.

Buy a cable to connect from your output to your input.

Jun 09, 2010 | Toshiba Satellite L505D Notebook

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I wanted to connect hp dv 4 1275 laptop with sanyo tv with hdmi and 3 rca .but its not working .tried everything din work.

You MUST install HDM IDrivers for your Video Card & MotherBoard. You can only use HDMI, OR Component, but NOT BOTH. Sometimes HDMI, requires an AUDIO OUT Cable, this is the Red & White, AV Stereo input.
OR you use COMPOSITE which is YELLOW, Video, now AUDIO, is Red & White.
COMPONENT, you use, Red, Blue, Green, (ALL VIDEO) PLUS you need the Stereo AV AUDIO too, Red & White.
HDMI, should supply BOTH, but as related sometimes you need the Audio red & White AV, inputs & Outputs.
ALL Cables go color to color.
Resolving issues,with HDMI. above.
DRIVERS link above.

Apr 11, 2010 | PC Laptops

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Can I go from VGA to SVGA?

If the question is can I convert my composite video output to a super video input then the answer is NO,

The composite is coaxial (2 wires) the S-Video uses 4pins and there is no S-Video output on a Presario 1200 laptop.

You can however use a Multi-AV SCART adaptors with Input/Output signal switch where you plug in the composite video output into the top video and 3.5 mm jack stereo audio into the mono audio connections on top.( via a stereo to mono cable)

Hope this is the answer you are looking for !

Sep 27, 2009 | Compaq Presario 1200XL103 (155726-163) PC...

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I am trying to hook up my tv with a vga to av(rca) cable,but I can't get it to work.What do I have to do to get it to work?

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.

Sep 26, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite A105-S4334 Notebook

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Connect Laptop to TV

It depends on what kind of TV you have. If you have a flat-panel LCD or plasma TV, it may have a VGA connection already installed. If that is the case, all you need is a standard VGA cable to connect from your notebook to your TV.

If you have a TV without a VGA connection you will need a scan converter to convert your signal from VGA to RCA or composite video signal. These can be purchased online or from electronics stores like Radio Shack. You plug your VGA connection from the computer to the scan converter, then RCA or composite video cables from the converter to the TV.

Hope this helps. Please take a moment to rate this solution. Thanks.

Mar 16, 2009 | HP Compaq 8510p Notebook

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Projector giving green picture it is ok with RCA inputs ok with S video input but if i connect component connector like 15 pin vga from dvd player it gives green picture but with same cable if i connect pc...

I think, the issue might be because of lenght of the composite cable. Not all projectors can "recognize the signal" on too long composite cables, try a "standard size" cable used on monitors, it is i THINK 1,8 feet long...? Dunno. Try two short cables and see if you get "green" - if not, then your cable is too long and gives the signal to much "resistance", so your projector can "read" only one of the color channels, in your case green. If your projector setup requires long cables (and it usually does ;) ), you will have to stick to Cinch connectors and analog video signal, which I have tested on 35m long cable without any visible quality loss. Hope this helps. ;)

Feb 20, 2009 | HP Compaq nx7010 Notebook

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Need help watching a movie from laptopn to tv

What kind of help?
  • if you have a S-Video connection use it (remember to use another cable for audio)
  • If your TV set has a VGA connection use it (always + audio cable)
  • If HDMI connection available use it
OR look for a special connector matching PC VGA port with RF modulated antenna signal on TV set or composite input. Here some detail

Jan 30, 2009 | HP Compaq nc6000 Notebook

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Step 1
Shutdown your computer and look at the rear of the case to determine the type of video connections that your machine has. Nearly all computers will have the standard 15-pin VGA output port. In addition, you may also find that your computer has an S-video port, an RCA composite video port, a set of three component RCA video outputs or perhaps even an HDMI output port.
Step 2Determine the types of video inputs that are available on your plasma TV. There should be a standard RCA composite input, a three-jack RCA component input and an S-video input. In addition, you may also find a 15-pin VGA input, a DVI input or an HDMI input. Step 3 Select which type of connection you will use. HDMI and DVI represent the highest-quality connections, followed by VGA, Component, S-video, and composite. If your computer has only a VGA output and you will not using it solely to drive the plasma TV, you may want to invest in a video card upgrade. Most new video cards will offer dual monitor connections and possibly a separate TV connection. The first monitor connection is intended for the main computer monitor, and the second monitor connection, or the TV output, can be used for either a second monitor or a TV. Depending on the card, the TV output may be DVI, HDMI, component, S-video or composite. Step 4Purchase a video cable long enough to reach from your PC’s video output to your plasma TV. If the distance is over ten feet, you may want to invest in high-quality cables to ensure that the plasma TV receives a clean signal for the best possible picture. Cables over thirty feet in length, depending on the connection type, may result in poor video performance. Step 5Set your computer’s screen resolution to something that your plasma TV can accept, using the “Display” settings in the “Control Panel” in Windows. Refer to the owner’s manual of your plasma TV for the supported resolution and refresh rate. If you are using the S-video, composite or component outputs on your computer, this step may not be necessary. Step 6Connect your PC to your plasma TV using the appropriate cable. Start the computer up and it should recognize the attached display. In the “Display” settings, you will need to configure how the plasma TV is used if it is attached a second display. Most video cards support “Clone” or “Mirror” mode, which displays the same content on both displays. In addition, there is the “Extended” mode, where the second display will operate independently, and windows can be dragged from one screen to the other. If your plasma TV is the only monitor for the computer, you will not to configure the multiple display modes. Step 7Connect a cable from the sound output of your PC to your plasma TV using the appropriate audio adapters. Then relax on the couch and enjoy your videos on the big screen.

Aug 09, 2008 | PC Laptops

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