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How to connect laptop to analog TV?

by ppdjoy / January 14, 2012 4:11 AM PST

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Re: lpatop to TV
by Kees_B Forum moderator / January 14, 2012 4:15 AM PST

All you told is what the laptop and the TV don't have for video out and in, respectively. It would have been much more informative if you had told what they DO have, because you would need to use a cable to convert one of the available video outputs of the laptop to one of the available video inputs of the TV.
So please try again.

Kees

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Sorry
by ppdjoy / January 16, 2012 3:07 AM PST
In reply to: Re: lpatop to TV

Well, I'm sorry for not mentioning about my TV. It's a 1994 SONY Trinitron. It's quite an old model.

I'll buy a new TV soon. But before that I was hoping to get a connection/cable for $10 or so that I can hook up to my laptop & watch videos.

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Check the TV inputs
by Steven Haninger / January 16, 2012 4:51 AM PST
In reply to: Sorry

If it has S-video or composite video jacks and you laptop has a VGA output connector, their are cable adapters that might work. Google "VGA to S-video adapters". But without a VGA output such as would go to an external monitor or LCD projector, you're going to be out of luck.

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Have to check that!
by ppdjoy / January 16, 2012 9:02 AM PST
In reply to: Check the TV inputs

I think I have to check for that, like what outputs are available in my TV & then figure out which adapters I would need.

Thanks!

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I just retired an old Sony purchased before 1990
by Steven Haninger / January 16, 2012 7:08 PM PST
In reply to: Have to check that!

It had both s-Video and composite video inputs such as would work with some devices back then. S-Video looks very similar to PS-2 mouse connectors so should be easy to find on your TV if you have such. Composite types are usually identified by color coded RCA plugs and jacks. I'm thinking video is yellow and audio is red. But even if you have S-video you need a separate wire for sound. It will be an RCA type. If you do have a VGA output from your laptop, you look for an adapter that will match what you find on your TV. Good luck...outa' here now.

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Thanks
by ppdjoy / January 18, 2012 4:05 AM PST

I just wished if this would have worked for my laptop & TV.

But anyways, I'll check for those adapters.

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VGA
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / January 14, 2012 4:16 AM PST
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Thanks
by ppdjoy / January 16, 2012 3:07 AM PST
In reply to: VGA

Thanks for the VGA/DVI adapter suggestion.

I'll definitely look into that.

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(NT) Don't forget that you will also need an Audio hookup
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / January 16, 2012 5:52 AM PST
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Thanks
by ppdjoy / January 16, 2012 9:03 AM PST

I'll definitely remember that.

Thanks!

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