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Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by WookieeForLife, Jan 13, 2009.
Anyone have a connection from your laptop to a tv as a monitor? Is there such a connection? Help?
depends on what outputs your lappy has and what inputs your TV has.
My laptop has a digital monitor out and my TV has an analog monitor in...so with the right cable I can do it.
Some also have S-video out/in
If you've got a hd laptop you can do it with hdmi as well, if you've got a hdtv with hdmi that is.
i have the standard monitor out. My tv has rca inputs and an av jack in.
Goto to best buy/walmart/radio shack and they should have a converter box. I still have one from my old tv, used to watch Divx movies on it.
If the monitor out is DVI and the RCA jacks are component (Red, blue and green) you should be able to use something like this:
Maybe not this particular adaptor. It says it will only work on compatible ATI graphics cards.
Personally I use a cable with a DVI on one end and a HDMI on the other. To get audio I have an optical output on the sound card that goes to my receiver.
Yes. Mine has a HDMI connection.
Depends on the laptop and the TV. My Macbook has a Mini-DVI out, my TV has a VGA in. I use a Mini-DVI to VGA adapter and a cable.
I've got HDMI and VGA on mine, i might try HDMI later on our plasma screen.
Surfing TB on a 50" plasma is sweet!
vga cable is the name for it and your tv needs a vga in
Yeah, it's an s-video cable. Your laptop either has it or it doesn't. It looks like a round port (like a ps-2(mouse/keyboard)), but bigger.
Anything wrong with using an s-video/vga - rca/scart and just connecting them up?
You can buy an adapter to convert VGA to NTSC but the picture is not exactly pristine. I suggest buying a converter where you can return it if the picture doesn't meet your expectations.
Audio is easy.
VGA or HDMI are your only good options without spending a ton of money on converters and other stuff.
S-Video is my opinion is garbage and useless.
If you use a converter to change VGA to NTSC, IMO you won't get quality as good as S-Video.
Anything is POSSIBLE - but how good the picture will be depends on the connections available on each end. It would be good for the OP to do more homework online.
+1. I'm doing it right now.
i have a VGA out
yeah, whatever - 1/32 of the screen is TB and the rest is pRon.
If by " surf Talkbass" you mean.......