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Connecting Dell Dimension 5150C to a s-video TV

by visu_venkat / September 11, 2006 6:21 AM PDT

Hai,
I have a Dell? Dimension? 5150C desktop and it doesn't have a s-video port. I need to connect it to the TV with s-video port.
Here is the link to the manual showing all the ports.
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim5150C/en/sm/techov1.htm#wp1052632
It just seems to have RCA ports. Is that correct?
Do I need to buy a RCA to S-video cable or is my desktop not having his capability as it doesnot have a s-video port?
I also found a RCA to S-video cable in this website. Is that the one I need to buy?
http://www.s-video.com/rcatosvideo.html
I appreciate any help.
Thank you.

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s-video to composite
by junkmail000 / September 11, 2006 6:58 AM PDT

The adapter you show a link to is exactly what you need. I have not used that particular model. Monster Cable has one that Entech manufactures for them that has worked for me in the past. It is around $100 though. Another possibility is a docking station. Sometimes they offer more connection options.

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Video to TV
by Ricshard / September 11, 2006 7:26 AM PDT

Your computer doesn't handle video out. You will need to purchase and install either an internal video card with TV-out or an external device that will allow you to connect your TV to your computer.

The RCA jacks you have are for audio. The only video jack you have is the monitor jack.

HTH

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What You Need
by kmting / September 11, 2006 2:45 PM PDT
In reply to: Video to TV

The first person has it all wrong. Your PC has no video out except the monitor port. Here's the deal. If you want to display on a TV and your monitor at the same time, then the second reply was correct that you will have to buy an adapter (either internal or USB) to have a TV out function. However, if you don't mind only outputting onto a TV display, you can use an adapter that converts your PC monitor port to a composite (aka RCA) port to display on a TV. A link to the required adapter is here:
http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=104&cp_id=10401&cs_id=1040113&p_id=2509&seq=1&format=2&style=

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Thank you
by visu_venkat / September 13, 2006 12:12 AM PDT
In reply to: What You Need

Hai bh325 and kmting,
Thanks for the reply.Thats exactly what I need.Thanks a lot.

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