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Old 12-20-2006, 01:02 PM - Thread Starter
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I am wanting to connect my laptop up to my tv. I have a Dell 1501 laptop with a vga out for an external monitor. I have a Hitachi 57S700 HDTV.

The tv has all kind of hookups, but on the front are regular composite a/v inputs and s-video. On the back are component, composite and DVI.


How do I do it?


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If your laptop has svideo output then your could hook a s-video cable from the laptop to the TV. You will then need to right click on your desktop and goto properties. Then click the settings tab, then click the advanced button. Another screen should pop up and it should have a displays tab. Click that and select TV as your output (it my even say s-video output). Apply and OK. Hope that helps or at least gets you in the right direction.

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I do not have a s-video out I only have a VGA output on my laptop.

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Two solutions -

A) the more expensive, get a new TV that has a VGA in

B) get a converter, like a VGA - Component converter and follow the steps that Mobius posted

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