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Connecting Computer to LCD TV

by tlbaxter99 / July 30, 2009 10:12 AM PDT

Hi everyone,

I am having a terrible time getting my laptop computer hooked up to my LCD TV. I want the contents of the computer's screen to appear on the TV (not vice versa). I was hoping someone could offer a solution.

Here's the situation: The laptop has a female VGA port. Simple enough.

The TV is a Sony KF-60WE610 Rear Projection LCD, circa 2003. I have a few pictures of the ports on the back of the TV here:

As you can see from the images, the TV has a female DVI port but I'm not sure what kind of DVI port it is. It is definitely not a DVI-D. I'm not sure if you can tell from the pictures but the horizontal slot along the left side of the port is actually "fake". In other words, it's not really a slot that a male pin can fit into. A male version of this DVI port must not have the horizintal pin because the female (on the TV) does not have an opening for it.

I know I canuse a VGA to Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr) converter but I was hoping for a cheaper solution.

I was also wondering if I am barking up the wrong tree: Do I even need to connect to the TV's DVI port? As you can see from the images, the TV has an S-Video port. Would it be possible (or better) to somehow connect the computer's VGA to the TV's S-Video? Is this even possible?

Any advice/insights would be greatly appreciated.


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