older tv -rca new laptop vga how to connect

July 24, 2011 at 10:59:55
Specs: Windows 7
old tv with rca connections.new laptop with vga connection.how do i connect to play from laptop to tv.do i need a separate audio cable?.

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July 24, 2011 at 11:01:44
You'll need adpaters for both video & audio. Or maybe it's time for a new TV?

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July 24, 2011 at 11:10:28

vga to rca connections

throws up a number of cables that do this.

Please advises back if one does what you require.

Good Luck - Keeps us posted.

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July 24, 2011 at 19:50:32
There must be a yellow RCA jack on the TV - that's for composite video.

The video signal from the computer must go through circuitry that converts the computer's video output to the much older legacy TV display standards.

If the laptop has an "S-Video" jack, the circuitry that does that is already built into the laptop (the feature is called TV Out).

Does the laptop have a "S-Video" jack ?

If yes, you can buy, or you may already have been provided with, a standard S-Video (4 pins, male) to RCA jack (female)(gender) adapter - you simply connect that and use an RCA cable with male plugs on both ends to connect it to the yellow RCA jack on the TV.

Whatever type of adapter you use, don't expect much. Composite (or S-Video) video on the TV will not look anywhere near as good as the display on your computer monitor.

If you want the audio that goes along with the video from the computer to be coming from the TV's speakers, you need a 1/8" stereo plug (plugs into the headphones jack on the laptop) to a red and white RCA jack (gender) adapter and a pair of RCA cables with male plugs on both ends , or the equivalent of that (plugs into the red and white RCA jacks on the TV).

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July 25, 2011 at 13:08:28
We need to know what the laptop has and exactly what rca type you have to be sure.

Here are some examples of vga to rca but there are hundreds of choices from hdmi to composite or dvi to a channel like 3 or 4.


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