laptop viewing on tv

March 19, 2009 at 12:45:16
Specs: Windows XP
Hi I have a couple of films- avi format and bought an S video cable that does show my desktop and stuff, but as soon as I try to play the avi file on the laptop, the screen on the tv is boxed out purple and no sound or picure. Any thoughts on how to sort?

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March 21, 2009 at 12:11:08
Model of Laptop? "No Sound" S-video doesn't carry sound, only video. You'd need a cable like this:

1-3.5 mm Plug to 2-RCA Plugs

There's your sound. As for the picture, are you cloning your TV with your laptop? Is so, make your TV the primary and extend your TV to your laptop. You may have a "Swap Display" button depending on your video card. Or, disable your laptop video and make the TV the primary and only video displaying.

Abit AN8
AMD64 X2 4200 @2.5Ghz
Corsair 3Gig Dual-Channel 2x512 2x1gig
MSI Radeon x800 PCI-E
Seagate 160Gig SATA
Seagate 320Gig SATA
External 1T

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