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Connecting Laptop to TV and Playing Games

by tclayton99507 / August 21, 2009 12:50 PM PDT

I know how to connect my laptop (a Dell Inspiron E1505) to my TV (a 1080p Samsung) but before I go buy the cables to do so I was wondering if it was possible to play games such as Sims 3 and have the display be on my TV. My problem is I don't have a good Video Graphics Card installed on my laptop to play Sims 3. I'm going to get a new computer in the next few months so its not worth it to me to buy a new graphics card. If anyone has any words of wisdom or help it would be greatly appreciated. thx

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Once connected to the TV . . .
by Coryphaeus / August 21, 2009 10:01 PM PDT

what you see on the laptop screen will be on the TV. But since TVs have different resolution than computer screens, the picture may not fill the screen.

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by tclayton99507 / August 22, 2009 1:47 AM PDT

thanx for the help....i went ahead and bought an S-Video cord and connected the two...but of course the tv only reflected what was on the laptop and as my game is messed up on the laptop it was messed up on the tv too

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