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S Video laptop to TV

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by 357glocker, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. 357glocker

    357glocker

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    The netflix online streaming is great to have but watching movies on a laptop gets old at home.

    Both my laptop (Toshiba if it matters) and my TV (Sony Trinitron) have a 4 pin connection.

    My questions are, is this possible to watch movies on from laptop to TV and how good can I expect the quality to be?
     
  2. Sgt. Schultz

    Sgt. Schultz Annoying Member

    My Dell Inspiron has a S video connections that I've used to connect to hotel room TV's when traveling, I played movies from images stored on my hard drive and it was DVD quality ... I couldn't notice any difference.
     
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  3. when I did it, the quality was OK. But I was using an older tube TV. Now that my laptop screen has completely stopped working, and I have a LG LCD TV, I am using the VGA output from the lappy into the LCD. Woohoo, 42" monitor at higher PC resolution. Add a wireless keyboard and mouse combo, and I don't think I'll be buying a new laptop anytime in the near future.

    YMMV
     
  4. 357glocker

    357glocker

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    Are you two using the audio from the laptop or does it transfer to the T.V.?
     
  5. SKeefe

    SKeefe

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  6. seperate audio out from laptop. TV has a headphone type, audio in jack for the PC input so i just connect that to the headphone out jack on the laptop
     
  7. area727

    area727 G23

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    It should work.

    I connect my laptop to TV via VGA, and audio I use the headphone jack on the laptop, My audio cable splits to the red/white RCA connections for the TV. The quality isnt the greatest, but not bad for streaming content.
     
  8. Sgt. Schultz

    Sgt. Schultz Annoying Member

    I can use the S video and a separate audio out on the laptop or a S video plug that has three RCA connectors.
     
  9. 357glocker

    357glocker

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    Thanks, I will try this out.