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What cables do i need to connect my laptop to my tv

I have an old rear projection tv with an s-video port. how do i connect my laptop to it?

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If they make one it would be a adapter that converts over from the video plug in the slot on your laptop that supports a monitor.

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3. DVI - DVI stands for Digital Visual Interface with “digital” being the key word there. The digital signal will give a higher quality picture than either S-Video or VGA. Of course, your computer will need to have a DVI connection and your TV will need to be an HDTV. This cord is definitely not cheap, it ranges anywhere from $40 to $80.
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