PLEASE HELP!! (video conversion)

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January 18, 2009 at 19:55:45
Specs: Windows Vista, AMD Dual 1.9GHz/3GB
Hi, I'm new here and I really need someone's expert advice!! What is the best and most cost efficient way to hook up my laptop to my lcd projection TV?? My laptop has a standard 15pin Vga input, my TV does not. My options on my TV are:

I bought a vga to s-video cable but it didn't work. I'm a little out of my element here, but I've heard you can buy converters that look like a box (not a cable) for vga to hdmi. Will this work?? Someone at futurehop also told me I can buy several adapters and run vga to dvi, dvi-hdmi. Will this work?? Any help would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks!!

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January 19, 2009 at 08:16:15

cheap option here , undoubtedly get the same in USA if your located there.

if your using s-video watch out on the quality of cable, poor quality & the longer they are the video can go into grey scale.

i have several 15 m examples in my parts box.
had an interesting time matching up a infocus projector with a tv, now i know why they sold highly priced s-vid cables as separates.

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January 19, 2009 at 11:14:08
thanks for your reply. Oddly enough, this is the ezact cable that I bought. Maybe I'm just not doing something right. My old laptop had s-video only, so when I hooked it up to the tv, I immediately got a picture on my tv when I extended my desktop. This cable however, did not do anything. Do I need to enable something in my graphics card's software?? If someone could give me a step-by-step how to, I would be forever in debt. thanks so much!

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January 20, 2009 at 09:35:14

heres an old web site that has typical pc-tv setup for you, note at the base of the page there is ati and nvidia software settings links

also check your tv is set to the right AV channel, some tv's arnt auto detect.

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January 22, 2009 at 04:24:33

any result?


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