connecting laptop to TV

Hp compaq laptop / 6901
January 3, 2009 at 03:16:24
Specs: Windows XP, 200 GB/2GB
Hi,
I would like to watch movies being played on the laptop on my TV. My TV is an analog TV, but with 3 RCA inputs ( one video and 2 audio). Can I simply connect a S video cable to my laptop and the other end of the same wire with 3 RCA jacks to the TV to get an output? Tried this out but did not get any response on the TV. Want to check therefore if a TV Tuner card is essential and if so what kind...is an external card ok?

Please help

Cheers


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#1
January 3, 2009 at 07:45:12
Try a S-Video to Composite Video (yellow) Cable the Audio L+R need to be on seperate cable:

http://www.ballicom.co.uk/audio-vis...


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#2
January 3, 2009 at 07:50:13
Well I have tried just that, by using a composite cable, but I have not been able to get any response on the TV.

Is there a need for a tuner card, just some suggestion from a friend, thought would check.

Cheers


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#3
January 3, 2009 at 10:43:28
You don't mention anything about just what you are sending to the S-video output from your computer. When using the composite inputs to your TV it becomes a monitor. And just like a computer monitor, it will only respond to the correct "settings". In other words, you have to make sure that the resolution and refresh rate coming from the S-video to composite adapter is something that your TV/monitor is capable of responding to (maybe you can find that info in the original owner's manual or online). If it's a NTSC TV, then 320x240@60Hz would be good settings to start with.


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#4
January 3, 2009 at 14:36:00
I've never used S video, but I suspect that pyrolitic is correct. If you go to 'Display Properties > Settings > advanced', and skim through the options, you might find some settings there.

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#5
January 19, 2009 at 21:18:15
Did S-video ever work on either?

Be sure TV is set to the correct input.

As above check that laptop is correctly set to provide video output.

Be sure we have the correct pin numbers too. 7 or 4 are the two and they are different.

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#6
January 25, 2009 at 14:49:21
have you set your laptop to recognize tv or force tv detection ?

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#7
March 6, 2009 at 08:19:01
Really to get a good connection from a labtop to a tv is to have a new fangled flat screen tv the best connection is a moniter cable, on the back of tv you can plug the end that goes to moniter into tv, on your labtop you should have a port for an external moniter. The tv tuner card is for you to recieve TV into your labtop so you can record your shows on your labtop. The tv tuner card will not project your labtop onto your tv.

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