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I have an 8 year old TV with no VGA input, just an S-Video input. My computer does not have a S-Video output. In order to use my TV as a monitor, is there an adaptor of some kind that would allow me to connect my computer to the S-Video input of my TV? Thanks.

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Hello,

You can do this with a VGA to TV convertor. This is a device that converts the VGA signal from your laptop to a signal that your TV displays. It simply plugs into the VGA port on your laptop, as you would a monitor or projector, and into your TV.

I frequently use these devices, and they are very simple to use, with good results. You can find an excellent model at http://sewelldirect.com/pc-to-tv.asp. Or by searching for a PC to TV Converter.

Hope that this helps you!
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