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Re: tv- laptop connect
If you're laptop has a VGA port, then it is compatible to VGA devices. This is the general rule with just about everything VGA, whether it's a TV or laptop, if there's a VGA port then it's VGA compatible. Keep in mind that most TVs are not made to be computer monitors, so you may not get the resolution clarity you are expecting. Also, some VGA compatible TVs that can achieve the clarity need drivers in order to work properly. If you plug it in to find that the you don't have a good picture, search the manufacturer's site to see if the TV requires drivers. You can also do a Google search and read some of the forums, they can be very useful.
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Decide if you want to watch the television on your computer
or use the TV as a larger monitor. If you want to view the contents of
the TV on your laptop, you need a video card connected to to the
computer. These cards can either be inserted through the express PCI
card slot on the laptop, or via USB cable. Make sure the video tuner
card supports component video.
Connect the DVI-to-component cable into the DVI port if you
want to use the TV as a large monitor for your laptop. However, if you
have a VGA port, plug the VGA-to-component cable into the VGA port.
Plug the RGB component cables into the component side of the
DVI- or VGA-to-component cable. If you want to watch the TV on your
computer, insert the RGB cables into the TV video card.
Plug the other end of the RGB component cables into the TV.
If you are using the TV as a monitor, plug the cables into the
"Component In" ports. However, if you are sending the TV signal to the
computer, plug the cables into the "Component Out" port (the other end
of the DVI- or VGA-to-component cable that you connected to your
computer in Step 2).
Power on the TV. If you are using the TV as a computer
monitor, press the "Video" button until "Component Video" appears on the
screen. If you are watching TV on your computer, launch the television
viewing software that came with the TV tuner card. You can now see the
contents of the TV on your computer.
If you Sony TV has a VGA video input socket then connect a VGA video cable to the TV and the other end of the VGA cable to the VGA video connector on your laptop. Power up the TV and go to the Input selection Menu and select PC connector then boot up your laptop and the Windows video data will automatically to the TV. You can toggle between the TV the LCD or both by pressing Fn key plus F4 key.
It is possible to connect your laptop to any LCD TV. For which you need to locate the external VGA port on your laptop. As your Laptop doesn't have S-Video port you would have to deal with the VGA port. There are several adapters available in the market which can solve your problem:VGA to RCA orVGA to S-Video orDual VGA cable Your LCD TV should be equipped with all the ports mentioned above that are:RCA (AV)S-VideoVGA In But as I don't know the model Number of your TV I don't know whether your TV has S-Video or VGA ports but the RCA (AV) are the most common ones which I am pretty sure you would have. Here are some pics of the cables. ^Dual VGA cable ^VGA to RCA or S-Video You can buy these cables from the market and easily connect your system to the TV. If you need further help, please feel free to contact me.
You cannot connect VGA OUT to component IN on your TV without using a converter. However, You can connect VGA OUT from your laptop to VGA in on your TV using a VGA cable just as long as your TV has VGA in. You will need to hold the FUNCTION or FN key on your laptop while press the F4 or F10, whichever F key has the picture of the monitor on it. This will switch your laptop from LCD to external display or both.
Youre laptop would have to have a video card that has a TV-out port... And for that you would have to run a S-Video cable from the TV-out port of your laptop to the S-Video port on your TV... I assume your TV has a S-Video port?
Your laptop will have a VGA output or possibly a S-video out. For the
VGA you'll need a standard VGA cable. Plug the cable in to your laptop
and the PC input of your TV. If your TV does not have PC input it may
have a DVI input. IF it does you can use a VGA/DVI adapter to plug it
in. If it doesn't have a DVI input you can use the S-Video output on
your laptop with a standard S-video cable. After the connection to your
TV is made you will have to toggle alternate display by pressing and
holding your [Fn] key and pressing F4, or F5, or another F# key. It's
the one that looks like a TV screen. Press once to turn on output,
press again to turn off your laptop screen, press again to go back to
laptop screen only
Every laptop has at least a VGA (computer video connection) and s-video cable port. A VGA cable is preferred if you want to be able to read text on your LCD TV. Check to make sure that your LCD TV has a VGA connector. It's a port that accepts a 15-pin connection so it's pretty easy to spot if it's there. It's just like a computer monitor cable if that helps. Should be able to find it at any local retail store that carries computers. VGA or RGB cable.