Connecting a laptop to a TV?

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  1. D BREAKNECK

    D BREAKNECK 7 years on top

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    Right, I've got a laptop (with no TV out connector) which I'm tryna connect to the telly for MAME and watching DL'd movies.

    I've got a 'monitor out to S-TV' lead which should work as far as I know, but so far nothing, I've been thru all the input channels option on the TV and fiddled with the obvious output / 2nd monitor options on the laptop.

    Guessing it's something really easy, anyone know?:confused:


    Cheers!
     
  2. Joey AdhD

    Joey AdhD sweaty scouser

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    I connect mine via a VGA cable, straight in and change the source on the TV, if you want to go via S-Video into your tele there is a setting you need to change on your lappy, plus you need to change the souce on your goggle box to S-Video. i will find out what the setting is now, what laptop do you use? leave it with me
     
  3. D BREAKNECK

    D BREAKNECK 7 years on top

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    Cheers fella. It's Packard Bell laptop with Windows xp, will have to check other details once I get home. Got the TV channel set to S-Video, so at least I managed the first bit...:rolleyes:
     
  4. Joey AdhD

    Joey AdhD sweaty scouser

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    hahaha...right, if ya right click ya desktop, click display properties there should be a an S-Video setting in there that will activate S-Video out.

    identifiy the 2 screens....

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    right click on the one that has the big 2 on it and there should be and set it to S-Vid, it should replicate what is on your lappy screen to ya box mate...

    check this for help...over and out....

    http://forum.ecoustics.com/bbs/messages/8829/76263.html
     
  5. D BREAKNECK

    D BREAKNECK 7 years on top

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    Cheers!

    Talk about service.:)
     
  6. GZero

    GZero No fear no sound!

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    Do the above, failing that:

    Many laptops have a special "Fn" key. Have a look at the F keys and they'll often have a second function that can be accessed by pressing Fn-F whatever. One of these will be to try and connect to a second monitor/tv-out.

    On Dells, for example, it would be Fn+F8. Try it.