Solved Connect Acer netbook to old Goodmans Analogue CRT TV

May 27, 2012 at 07:50:42
Specs: Windows XP, 1GB
I have an old Goodmans Analogue CRT TV and would like to connect my Acer Aspire One netbook to it. The TV has the Scart input as well as the RCA inputs. My netbook, however, has only the VGA output. I have checked on Ebay and it seems there exists a Scart-to-VGA or RCA-to-VGA cable. But I'm thinking this might also need some form of signal converter in between. Can someone help please?

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May 27, 2012 at 09:50:08
Hi Seyi etc.,

Following reading again your original query I edited my original post to correct.

Both vga to scart, and vge to rca cables are on ebay UK at very good prices.

If you decide to buy one, make sure the genders are correct, the length is suitable for you (would think a metre is sufficient) and check the description to see it is good for a television.

I think someone asked a similar connecting question here recently:-

http://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/...

As a matter of interest, where are you based? I am in Hammersmith, West London.

Good Luck - Keep us posted.



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May 27, 2012 at 08:08:03
Hi Seyi etc.,

Here in the UK, you can find an vga to scart cable for a good price (around £1 - 2 up) on ebay.

They are pictured on e-bay. Some have additional sockets (e.g. s-video) included.

Try one and see if it works.

Please advise back on progress.

Good Luck - Keep us posted.


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May 27, 2012 at 08:09:59
What specific
- Goodmans TV model is it ?
- Aspire One model is it ?

Is any RCA jack on the TV yellow ?

Does the Aspire One also have a "S-Video" jack ?
(It may not be called that. A round probably black female jack that a S-Video cable or a S-Video to single RCA jack gender adapter can can be plugged into.)


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May 27, 2012 at 08:18:43
Thanks Mike for the reply. I thought a Scart-VGA (or RCA-VGA) will be more appropriate rather than the RCA-to-Scart you suggested. Or what do you think? My netbook has only a VGA port but the TV has RCA and Scart ports. Unfortunately I don't have access to a Playstation. Any further advice will be appreciated

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May 27, 2012 at 08:23:32
Hi Tubesandwires. Yes there is a yellow jack on the TV. The other two are white and red jacks. I have an Acer Aspire One D260-A which does not have an S-video port. It only has a VGA port.

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May 27, 2012 at 09:50:08
✔ Best Answer
Hi Seyi etc.,

Following reading again your original query I edited my original post to correct.

Both vga to scart, and vge to rca cables are on ebay UK at very good prices.

If you decide to buy one, make sure the genders are correct, the length is suitable for you (would think a metre is sufficient) and check the description to see it is good for a television.

I think someone asked a similar connecting question here recently:-

http://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/...

As a matter of interest, where are you based? I am in Hammersmith, West London.

Good Luck - Keep us posted.


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#6
May 27, 2012 at 13:30:37
"Yes there is a yellow jack on the TV. The other two are white and red jacks."

The red and white RCA jacks are for a mono audio input - L and R

The yellow RCA jack is for legacy composite video input.
The cable from the computer for that must connect to a port on the computer that has had the computer's video processed through a chip that converts the output to TV Out video to conform to legacy TV standards - either a RCA jack, or the RCA jack that's on a S-Video to RCA gender adapter that's plugged into a S-Video compatible port on the laptop.
A legacy composite or S-video display on the TV looks relatively crappy in comparison to a computer monitor's display, especially the text on the screen.

We don't have the SCART connector on TVs sold for use in North America, and in most if not all cases. ALL of the ports / jacks on the TV are for INPUTS, other than possibly a headphones jack.

If you can buy a SCART to VGA adapter, that will probably yield you a much better looking display on the TV than a SCART to S-Video (S-video connector) or composite video (RCA jack connector or RCA plug connector) adapter.

There is no such thing as an adapter for a TV made for use in North America that is old enough it has no VGA or DVI or HDMI port, or a set of three HDTV In RCA jack ports, for you to get anything other than a relatively crappy looking legacy composite or S-Video display on the TV.

The input source must be set to the proper source on the TV when you want to display the computer's video on the TV.



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May 27, 2012 at 14:56:11
Thanks Mike. I will get one of those cables on Ebay UK as you've suggested. I'm based in Glasgow.

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#8
June 20, 2012 at 05:49:51
The VGA outputs component video. So VGA-COMPONENT Cable then COMPONENT-COMPOSITE<RCA> i Guess. Try it if u can afford.

jkldsa0@gmail.com


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June 20, 2012 at 06:50:43
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You can buy adapters that have circuitry that converts VGA output to legacy composite video output - a single RCA connection - but there is no such thing as a simple cable or a gender adapter with no circuitry between the ends that does that, Legacy composite video and legacy S-Video is TV Out video that has been processed through a chip to make it conform to legacy TV standards.


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