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Connecting laptop to lcd tv

My laptop has a vga output for an external moniter, but it also has an s-video plug. Which cable would be best to use for the best picture quality?

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Always VGA, however, if your tv doesn't have a VGA port, then it may not be compatible. When using a tv for a monitor there are a few things to keep in mind. First tv's are made to be tv's, not computer monitors. With most you won't get the visual resolution that is expected, and with some you need drivers in order to get the resolution or to get it to work at all. Hope this helps, and good luck.

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I think you are hitting the wrong Function Key combinations. Why are you using an external monitor anyway? What is wrong with the laptop's LCD Screen?

Plug in an external monitor and see if thedisplay shows up on it. It can be any kind of monitor even the old big fat crtmonitors as long as it has a vga cable to connect to your computer's vgaport. If so that proves your video card is ok. The video will showon most systems when you reboot without you having to do anything. Some systemswill require you to hit the FN (Function key) + F1 thru F12. Hold downthe FN key then hit the correct key for displaying on the monitor (F1 thruF12). The correct key will normally have CRT/LCD on it or it will havethe icon of a display.

Each time you press the FN key plus the correct Function Key it toggles the Display between three stages (Show on Laptop only, Show on External Monitor Only, Show on both the laptop and the external monitor).

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The Compaq Presario x1000 notebook offers connections for external displays at the rear below the screen hinge as show in the picture below:

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Identifying the back from left to right: Ventilation slots, External VGA Port, S-Video Port, USB Port, USB Port, RJ-45 Network Jack, RJ-11 Telephone Jack, Parallel Printer Port, USB Port and 1394 (a.k.a. "Firewire") Port.

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What type of laptop (make/model) do you have? What video outputs are on the unit.

For most laptops, you need a VGA cable (assuming your laptop has a VGA port); the cable is sometimes labeled as a 15 pin D-Sub cable. If you want to use the TV speakers, you will also need a stereo 3.5 mm audio patch cable (male/male) . With both the TV and the laptop off, connect the VGA cable between the computer and the TV and put the patch cable from the audio out of the computer (speaker or headphone jack) to the VGA audio in on the TV. (The label is RGB PC for both jacks.) Then turn on the TV and then the laptop. (With some laptops, you may need to access the BIOS and enable the external video port. This is done by pressing the appropriate key repeatedly as soon as you start the computer. The key is Esc, F1, F2 or F10 depending on the brand of laptop.) Some laptops will automatically send the signal to an external monitor when it is present. On most though, you will need to set the display to the external monitor. This depends on the OS. Some laptops have a function key that does this. In Windows 7, you can do this by right clicking on the desktop (a spot with no icons or running programs) and choosing Graphics Properties. Then set how you want the display to run (external only, both screens or the laptop screen only). Please note that you may need to adjust the resolution for your graphics system. The best choices are 1920 x 1080 or 1360 x 768 at 60 Hz, depending on the laptop.

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S-Video output: If you have video card(external u will have this), you require an s-video cable and you connect s-video out of your computer to the s-video int of our TV.

TV-OUT: if you have video card(external u wil have this) you you require an coxial cable and you have to connect TV-out of your computer to TV-IN of our TV(it is place where cable connection goes from your cable operator)

DVI-D: if you have video card(external u will have this) you require an DVI-D cable you haveto connect DVI-D out of your computer(a white 15-pin port which looks like VGA port) ....

VGA: it is the port on your computer which is only used to connect to your computer but not to your TV or LCD(strictly)

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Usually one of the function buttons F5-F8 etc together with the FN button will toggle through from lcd to tv/external monitor to both.

Is the cable S-Video or does your tv accept a dvi or vga input?
Do you connect using the s-video output on the laptop or the standard external monitor port?

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