Solved Connecting laptop to analog tv

September 18, 2012 at 16:19:18
Specs: Windows Vista
Is it possable to connect an analog tv to a laptop by using the USB port and adapters to the composite RCA cable input on the TV?

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#1
September 18, 2012 at 16:53:40
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Not from USB but from the VGA port of the laptop. If your laptop does not have provision for an external VGA display you might be out of options.

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#2
September 19, 2012 at 05:08:13
It does have a VGA port. Will this conduct audio as well as video?

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#3
September 19, 2012 at 05:33:53
VGA connections do not carry audio. You would need to connect another cable from say headphone or speaker plug to the stereo input of the TV

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#4
September 19, 2012 at 08:54:08
VGA on computers is also different than what a tv uses. Be sure the device converts if your tv is older.

It might be easier to get a device that converts the video to a channel like channel 3 or 4.

I have seen some devices that can act as a secondary video card and output to vga from a usb device. There are also things like vga extenders

It is even sometimes difficult to get a new computer and new tv to hook up to correct settings with hdmi so you may have to do stuff like turn off and unplug tv to get stuff to reset correctly.

Might be easier to tell us what you have on the tv and on laptop. Also what region of broadcast.


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#5
September 19, 2012 at 15:21:27
The laptop is a Presario V2000 and the tv is a Sony Trinitron KV-27V42 purchased in 1999 or 2000. I want to hook the tv up so my daughter can watch Netflix in her room. She does not have a game system that could be used for that. The two inputs on the back of the tv are being used for the satalite box amd the other is being used for her DVD player. We have one input in the front that can be used to hook video camera or game to. It is the 3 RCA ports. We live in Upstate NY.

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#6
September 22, 2012 at 09:31:59
The 2000 tv would be unlikely to have a computer input so you need to convert your vga to tv standards either in rgb or an analog channel like 3 or 4 to watch it. then you'd have to also get sound.

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#7
September 24, 2012 at 14:51:42
I went to Beat Buy, asked the Geek Squad. It is possable to connect this computer to this tv. They both have a S video port. But he cost of cables was almost the same as the Roku 2 Streaming Player that connects to your home wireless network. It workes GREAT!!!

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