Laptop to my HDTV

Compaq / Nx 7400
Dana Schulte January 25, 2009 at 21:53:51
Specs: Windows XP, Intel 1.66 GHz 1GB ram
I have a Compaq nx 7400 that only has a 15 pin video out on the back. My HDTV is a Samsung 1080p and has DVI and HDMI connections. The manual shows either a DVI/HDMI connection or a D-sub connection. My question is is the 15 pin female connector on the back of my laptop considered a S-video out? If so, can I just hook up a compatible DVI/HDMI cable between the laptop and the HDTV? Will life be good at this point?

The video card is an Intel Graphics Media if that helps at all.

I'm getting confused as to the converter recommendations alluded to on other posts.


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January 26, 2009 at 10:46:38
The 15 pin video is a standard VGA output for feeding a computer monitors. It's is nothing like S-Video which only has four pins.

You need a VGA-DVI converter. What is the D-sub connection? D-sub just describes the physical characteristics, not the signals it is carrying. In fact the 15 pin video out is a D-sub connector but may not be the same as on the TV.

Does the TV not have composite video input as most have. You would be just as well using that as you will not get DVI/HDMI quality from a VGA output.


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January 26, 2009 at 22:02:29
Thank you, for the reply. A very understandable decription of what I have going on.

Very much appreciated.

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