I'd like to know how to connect my laptop to my tv (to watch movies and stuff). It's just that simple. I have a VGA cable, my laptop's a Dell, and I've tried hooking them up, but so far all I have is a dark screen on the TV and my laptop. Is there anything I'm missing here??
Once that you hookup the TV to you laptop you need to me sure that the second monitor is active, you can check it on the control pannel screen/config, also make sure of the resolution if this is ti high the sansui tv do not support it and jus get a black screen.
You probably need to tell your laptop to detect the second monitor, or somehow activate the video out function. How these things are done depends on your specific laptop model. Try looking in the user manual or on Dell's website page for your specific model of laptop.
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Your TV doesn't have video output on either HDMI or Composite video. (There are a few TVs that do have a video out but often that is only available for some input/output combinations. You would need to check the manual but the PC input is usually not available for the video output.)
Sort of depends on the TV connections? Your laptop specs list a VGA prot and a HDMI port. What does the TV have? HDMI? VGA? Do you have the cables? Does your TV have a USB port? If so, you can put the Movie on USB. Does your TV have a Wireless Adapter? If so, you can add/share your videos from a Home Network. There are option but without the TV info, I can't give a informed solution.
Hello......Let's talk video....Your Tv has an S-video input and a VGA input....Chances are your computer's video card hay not have S-video output...It's small ,round...looks similar to a PS2 mouse or keyboard port.If it does...you can use the S-video(SuperVideo).If you computer is not equipped with this...You can use the VGA typacally used to connect the monitor to the pc...Depending how far apart the TV and the PC are..this can be easy...this determines the length of the cables you are to use...If you go with the S-video cable..It may be less expensive...if you go with the VGA cable..be sure to get one long enough...as far as the sound...since your tv has a VGA input...I may also have the sound input for your pc connection..This requires a cable with a 1/8" stereo plug on either end...You can connect one end to you tv and the other to the headphone jack on your pc....or you could just listen to the sound thru the pc fpr now....Let me know how this works out....I hope this was helpful....PEACE....
For making the physical connection between PC and TV first we need video cable. PC has S-Video port that should be connect to the S-Video input of your TV using S-Video cable. Connect the computer to the TV using VGA ports or via the DVI to HDMI cable. These Macs need Adapter for a VGA cable. RCA for audio, connect RCA to your PC and red and white colored sockets of RCA cable to TV (left audio-white, right audio-red). In your PC open the Display Settings and activate output to the TV screen. In your TV open the menu from that open the External inputs. And change the video to HDMI depends on the connection. You can also change the screen resolution of your TV using the Personalize and Display Settings options in your Control Panel on PC.
After giving the connections you can watch the movies and everything is running on laptop on TV.
The best way is to get a s-video converter to connect your round s-video computer output to your HDMI port on your tv. This is the best you can do according to your laptop connections. You will need a s-video cable, HDMI upscale converter box and HDMI cable.
The other way is to plug a VGA cable to your tv VGA port if you have one.
VGA to HDMI is also possible with a converter. A standard VGA cable with a HDMI plug on the other side will not work because your computer sends out an analog video signal and HDMI is digital only.
Interfaces1 x Display / video - VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) , 1 x Network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX - RJ-45 , 1 x Microphone - Input - Mini-phone 3.5 mm , 1 x Headphones - Output - Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm , 3 x Hi-Speed USB - 4 pin USB Type A
The above interfaces are in your laptop. There is no S-cable or HDMI interface. If your TV have VGA port you can connect your TV to the VGA port in laptop. This will alow you to convert the TV as monitor.
Dear ragalgey, As far As I can remember, most TV design to receive the signal to watch whatever you want limited to available TV station in your local broadcaster. If you think you connect your harddrive to TV USB or 15pin (VGA cable) then you can watch the movie file from harddrive is a totally wrong! You need a drive or a player for those file that capable to configure your TV to play them. Or at least you need a PC or Laptop Computer that played your harddrive then send the images/video via Video Out Jack (Yellow) from your laptop, or connect the 15pin VGA jack from Laptop PC out then plug in to your TV. In this case you'll need the Jack/adapter to convert from 15pin VGA from laptop to available Video jack on your TV. Good Luck!