Connect my laptop to my Denon receiver? - AVS Forum | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews

Forum Jump: 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 Old 10-10-2009, 10:00 AM - Thread Starter
politzer's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 13
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I'd like to know if there's technology out there yet where I can EASILY connect my laptop to my receiver for the purposes of watching video. I have Denon 985 and 3808 receivers respectively. My laptop is a Vostro 1500 with S-video VGA and headphone inputs. I'd like to be able to connect once in a while, not permanently.

Is there an interface that I could permanently connect to the receiver where I could connect the laptop?

I'm imagining that I could go directly into my monitors (Panasonic TH 50 and 42 inch models) but they're wall mounted and I'd have to rig some cabling to the back of the monitors that would potentially be unsightly (hanging down the bottom?)
politzer is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 Old 10-10-2009, 10:25 AM
AVS Special Member
Knucklehead90's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: State of Confusion - 98823
Posts: 8,302
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 332 Post(s)
Liked: 305
You should be able to connect the s-video cable from your laptop into both of your AVRs. The 3808 has up-conversion from analog (s-video) to HDMI.

How is the 985 connected to your display? This is an older unit with s-video also - if you are connected through the composite to the display it may not be able to transcode between video input types - say from s-video to component or composite to s-video etc.

The audio connection will be easy - just plug in a 1/8" stereo jack that breaks out into male RCA on the other end and connect either receiver to the analog input that matches the video input.

Getting video connected to an AVR is the easy part - making it play nice with the receiver and display can be a headache.

Denon 4520 - Acurus A100x3 - Salk Song Towers - Custom Selah Audio Center - Oppo 103 - Marantz TT42
***GO SEAHAWKS *** Items For Sale Twas a woman who drove me to drink. I never had the decency to write and thank her ~ WC Fields
Knucklehead90 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Reply Receivers, Amps, and Processors

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off