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connecting laptop to tv

Discussion in 'Internet, Connectivity and Communications' started by Sally, Jul 14, 2005.

  1. Sally

    Sally Bit Poster

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    Hi, dont know if this is right place to post this....

    I have been asked if there is anyway i can connect my sis's laptop to their tv, so that she can view a powerpoint application on the tv.....?

    she has a video out on her laptop, but not sure what leads/connectors she will need to get and having trouble finding out! or even whether this is possible........???? any ideas anybody??
     
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  2. Fergal1982

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    Its entirely possible. I used to do it all the time to view my DVD's. I have a couple of cables that jack into my coax connection on the laptop, and the sound, and then connect into a scart adapter which i plug into the TV. You should be able to pick this up from the likes of dixons, etc. Just make sure the model sports the appropriate connection - the manual (or manufacturers website) will tell you this!

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  3. Sally

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    thank you for that... looks like i'll just have to take a trip to dixons and such like and see if they can help me find the correct cable......

    many thanx
     
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  4. wharsmetoothpicson

    wharsmetoothpicson New Member

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    hey! Im kinda new to this so don't have a clue what im doing! I had to get a s-video to rca adaptor because having a direct connection meant using a 4-pin cable in my 7-pin port which left me with a black and white picture. However when I connect the video line of a 3 rca-3 rca into the adaptor and the other into the tv the computer wont recognise that the tv is connected. Is a 3 rca-3 rca cable the correct cable to use? Im so confuddled! :blink
     
  5. Cheeze

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    I have been doing this also for years, also from my desktop pc to tv.

    I found that some cables, especially higher quality ones, only produced black and white pictures. I had more luck with the cheaper cables from a computer show. Usually an s-vhs plug to a scart plug.

    Also beware that some software dvd players won't play dvd's properly this way dues to copy protection, or macrovision. I have problems using Windows Media player to show dvds on the tv, the picture is just black. Other formats such as VCD and Xvid worked okay, not that I advocate use of such formats to watch copyrighted material. Power Dvd seems to display for me. There are some software apps that help bypass the macrovision protection but I never really got any working.

    Any questions though just ask as I have dealt with several problems in the past and resolved them.
     
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