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video card with tv out function

March 28, 2010 at 17:29:17
Specs: Windows XP
I have an old hp pavilion zv5000. I want to show photos from my laptop to the tv. The tv has S video and the laptop has vga. Does my video card have "TV-Out" function??

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March 29, 2010 at 18:01:14

I would recommend a VGA to S-Video Adaptor. That would be the easiest.

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March 29, 2010 at 20:08:57

Did you read the reviews further down the page at that link your supplied ? They're all negative !

You don't have a video CARD - you have onboard video - video built into the mboard. A video CARD is removable - your video is NOT.

All you need is an SVideo cable - a standard one with 4 pins on each end is compatible with both the laptop jack and the TV jack.

See page 14 and 15 in this - your model has an SVideo jack = TV Out output.

Legacy TV Out video is never as good looking as the display on your computer monitor - it has been processed so it will display on a TV using much older and more primitive standard TV video display specs.

If you have a newer TV that has a VGA input (15 pinhole Dsub, the same as for your external VGA port) , if you use a VGA cable between your computer VGA port and the VGA port on the TV, the display on that TV will be just as good as on your computer monitor.

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