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Cables to connect laptop to tv

I want to connect my laptop to the TV so that I can see Youtube on TV instead. What kind of cables should I use? Does it mean I'll need to connect my laptop to the sound system as well if I want to get better sound? Thanks in advance for your advice!

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  • skyblue2004 Jun 19, 2008

    Thank you so much for your quick response! My laptop is Dell Latitude D610. My TVs are Samsung TXJ2566 and Toshiba Theaterwide HD. Do I connect the 3.5mm to RCA comp cble to the laptop directly? Or do I connect the s-video to the comp cable? Sorry for these questions. As you can tell, I'm clueless :( !!

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Yes you will need a 3.5mm to RCA/composite cable and you should also most likely have an S-video out on your laptop so you will need an s-video cable.
If you need more help give me exact make/model of laptop. Also what connections your tv has.
Thanks,
Lee

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