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Connecting PC to TV

I am trying to connect my laptop to the TV and would appreciated if someone could share information about connection details.

My Sony Vaio laptop (VGN-N160G) has only the VGA port. The lowest resolution that my Intel VGA card supports is 800 x 600.

My TV - Sony Trinitron (the old fat TV) has the S-Video input.

The connection is made using a VGA to S-Video cable (http://www.amazon.com/NEW-CONVERTER-S-VIDEO-CABLE-ADAPTER/dp/B000S675JU/ref=pd_bbs_3?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1217106435&sr=8-3) . Then, I redirected the VGA output to TV, but, I see some garbagge on TV & not the real picture.

Could someone share his/her thoughts?

Thanks!

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  • apeyush Jul 27, 2008

    I tried "extending monitor" option, unfortunately, it doesn't give me a real picture on my TV.

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Most tv's are not compatible in this matter. They were made to be a tv, and not a computer monitor. Some of the newer tv's are compatible. If they have a vga port then they are compatible, but may not support or have the resolution expected. The vga to s-video cables were designed mainly for the use of the newer computers with vga ports to older flat panel monitors with s-video ports, at the time that vga was first coming out. This cable is on the verge of obsolete. So, I don't believe that you're going to be able to hook the two together, and get the outcome you want.

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Hello.the first you need to get a s-video cord.!!! do you know what one is.? the next thing you need to do is go to your start up bar and open your control panel. once your there you need to open your display icon. and on the top of it you will see a list of box's!! go all the way across the top!!! to the last one on the right ..it is the setting.!!! click on it.!! you will see your screen for your laptop.!!! eather one or two of them.!!!! you need to see if the box!!!! on your setting on the page .!!! has been checked so it will extend windows to your desk top monitor. !!! can you tell if if this is done.? get back to me ok "GOOD LUCK"

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    hello. you can get what you are looking for . with what you have .you just need to take your time and hook it up the right way and you can get the pic you are lookin for.!!! it true that most tv are not compatible.!!! but if your tv has a s-video port on it .!!! it will work just fine for your vga. !!! vga is a higher resolution. !!! and s-video is a higher resolution . !!!! yet.!!! understand that s-video has been around for year's and is made just to obtain that higher resolution that you are lookin for.!!! you just have to hook it up right to obtain what you want.!!! in your pic.!!! i have worked on tv for 30 + year's and s-video is the high end of you resolution . !!! and vga and super vga , you need to make change's in your setting. or install some diffrent driver's for your display . you should have a s-vga setting .!!! you can set in you driver's for your display .!!! and rember that the other "tech " say's the he don't believe you can hook the two together and get what you want ,? rember the key he "don't believe" . well "am" sorry to say .!!! but with a little work i know you "can for sure" get what you want.!!! i know this !!. for a fact.!!! i have had the same problem.!!! more than once, and for knowing some thing about "am" talking about !!! look at MY Rating 81% and only 15 votes. and the other "tech" has also 84% BUT IT'S TAKIN HIM 455 VOTE'S . TO GET TO THE RATING IF A WIZ.!!! AND ME ONLY 15 VOTE'S.!!! THE RATING TELL THE STORY.!!! " WELL "GOODLUCK" REMBER .!!! YOU CAN GET THE PIC YOU WANT WITH WHAT .!!! YOU HAVE IF YOU PUT YOUR MIND TO WORK .!!! ON THE PROBLEM.!!! BECOUSE THERE IS A SOLUTION.!!! FOR EVERY PROBLEM.!!! BELIEVE IT.!!!

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