It would have been easier to tell the TV make and model. I can't check if there is a way to do this on the cheap.
For now, all the solutions I know of are about 100 bucks. I've never seen a cheap cable work but unscrupulous folk will sell them.
I am trying to connect my laptop to my TV to watch movies on a bigger screen, but I am having a hard time finding a format that is compatible with the TV and the laptop (which is kind of old).
My laptop has:
S-video plug (8pins)
USB and IEEE 1394a firewire (not sure if I can use these for video?)
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT 256MB
And the TV has:
S-video (5 pins)
I know I can get a converter for VGA to RBG but can't find one under $100.
Is there a way to convert the S-video 8 pins to S-video 5 pins format? I have seen some cables with 8 pins on one end and 5 pins on the other but couldn't find any details about these cables connecting a laptop to a TV.
What would be the cheapest way for me to connect my laptop to my TV?
Thanks in advance!