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Hi, I am having trouble connecting my Toshiba Laptop Satellite U205-S5057 to my TV. I am running on windows vista and I have updated my display drivers to the latest version. I have no s-video port but I have a vga port. I purchased a cable(not a converter box or unit) which converts the vga to s-video. I tried connecting the laptop to the tv using this cable and all I get on the tv are horizontal lines. I have pressed the function key with f5 to switch between monitors and I have also tried messing around with the display settings and still not working. Can someone please help me with this matter. Thanks
Hey, I have an S-video cable hooked from my toshiba satelite laptop to my sylvania t.v. that has an s-video hook up in the back, will it display on any channell or does the t.v. have to be on aux? i can'f find my remoto to get it to that channel. nothing is showing anyway. help?
Hey all i hope someone can help me i am running windows xp pro on my ibm t 43 laptop and trying to use my tv as a secondary moniter i have gone into display and set it up restarted my lappy and when it started up the windows start up screen showed and then nothing after stert up when i click on identify a 2 appears on my screen showing it is connected and that is the only time anything is displayed. nothing when i start a game or a movie in any player. Hope somone can help me please i have searched for an hour and found nothing to help me :-(
If a TV has a S-VHS input, then it is possible that the TV will be able to support a resolution up to 800x600. It may even be possible to use 1024x768, but the refresh rate might be so bad, that it would be hard on the eyes. It all depends on the TV. I have an old Sony Wega that works fine in 800x600 mode. It's hard to look at after a while, but I use it mainly for watching movies & recorded TV.
For a desktop solution, I highly reccomend an "All in Wonder" video card. You can use a TV as a second display, plus it has a tuner & video inputs, so you can hook up a camcorder or VCR. Newer versions have digital video capabilities. A TV will never be a readable substitute for a computer monitor, but at 640x480, or 800x600, it's not too bad from a distance.
I'm trying to connect my Dell/HP laptops through S-Video-VGA cable to my TV. But I can't see any video as the laptop doesn't seem to identify the TV.
I tried the same thing on s Sony TV & it worked. Right after that (with Extended Display setting already applied) I connected the laptop to my (non-Sony) TV & it worked. I restarted my Laptop & tried again & it was gone. Somehow my laptop doesn't seem to identify my TV & doesn't let me extend the screen to TV. But if that setting has been checked in through the Sony TV, it works. Can you help me solve this puzzle? Is there anything I can do to make my (non-Sony) TV work with the Laptop.
Hi, I could attach my brand new 32" LCD TV to my PC via an DVI-HDMI cable. The second desktop is great but the application windows are slightly but annoyingly enough vibrating. How could I eliminate this?
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Nine times out of 10 that's a refresh rate issue. Not sure what your TV
supports, but when this happens with CRT monitors increasing the refresh rate
helps. This article discusses:
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I wasnt to connect my AMD/ATI-SLI PC to my Analog Television so me and Mom can see better with the 27 inch TV-screen. I have two X1300 ATI Video Cards installed on the MBD and am hoping to play games using the TV instead of and/or in addition to the 15" CRT monitor we have beren using. Being on a fixed budget prohibits our purchase of a new HD Digital Television any time real soon, but hope to do so when finances allow. Do you have any info and or pointers, or "secrets" that might help us? We will appreciate any help you might give us.
K. Arthur & Nana
I have a 30" widescreen Phillips HDTV... I tried hooking it up via a S-Video cable, but all I get is the video no audio. What have I done wrong???
Daniel: S-Video carries only video, not audio. You need to
run a separate audio cable.
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