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Lcd tv as external monitor for laptop

Hello all,
i wish to connect my dell inspiron laptop to my technika 37" lcd tv (ex tesco) to use as an external monitor for viewing downloaded film and dvd movies. i can't find the manual so can anyone help with info on the correct cabling and setup. i have tried an s video cable on the advice of a guy in currys but none of the extension modes find it. there is a small jack input on the back of the tv marked pc but what do i connect this to on the laptop.
all advice gratefully recieved

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Hello Linda,

The I don't believe the FIXYA group is affiliated with either
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Personal opinion: paying NEARLY half again the purchase price for a "WARANTY" is pretty terrible (the price means they figure a
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I'm thinking you are responding to a "registration" request
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BECAUSE of my FIXYA association... and I'm a cynical old man... (having recently learned of the terrible quality of (GUM-WRAPPER) CAPACITORS these "ENGINEERS" are using)...

I'd strongly suggest you do PROTECT your investment...

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I just hate driving up the costs when repairing these things is ACTUALLY EASIER than GETTING THEM REPAIRED...
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