how to connect laptop to TV?

Discussion in 'Computer hardware and software tips and tricks' started by Mr.Tooth Fairy, Nov 27, 2008.

  1. Mr.Tooth Fairy

    Mr.Tooth Fairy New Member

    well guys.. basically i wanna see movies on my tv directly connecting my lappy to tv.. i have 29'' lg tv.. and an acer lappy.. is it possible thru some wire so tht i can see my lappy screen on tv n see movies tht will play on my laptop? how to do tht?

    note: tv is not an lcd.. its 29'' flat how to do tht?
  2. Mr.Tooth Fairy

    Mr.Tooth Fairy New Member

    hello... ppl.. no replies so long.. so sad
  3. saaam

    saaam New Member


    Solution: While is is possible to display the contents of your computer screen on the TV, you may not be very happy with the overall picture quality and the text is not very readable.

    If that is no concern, here’s how to connect your computer to a Television set (we used an HP Tablet Vista computer and a Sony Bravia HDTV for this example)

    computer-tv-cable 1. First you need a video cable for making the physically connection.

    Most computers have an S-Video port that can be connected to the S-Video input of your TV screen using a very cheap S-Video cable (it’s round with 4 or 7 pins).

    For better picture quality, you should connect the computer to the TV using standard VGA ports or via the DVI to HDMI cable provided your TV supports these ports.

    connect television 2. Open the "display settings" in your Vista computer and activate output to the TV screen. You can either mirror content of your computer on the TV or extend the display just like a dual monitor screen.

    3. Pick up your TV remote and switch to "External Inputs" from the menu. You will need to change the default "Video 1" to a different selection which may be "HDMI 1" or "Video 2" depending on how you have made the connection.

    Important: Make sure you connect the cable to the TV before turning on the computer as sometimes it may fail to recognize external display.

    You may also need to change the screen resolution of your TV using the Display settings in your Control Panel else the picture may appear distorted.

  4. pumbaa_g

    pumbaa_g New Member

    Simple, get a S Video Cable and connect your Laptop to the TV. Just check the S Video Output pin on the Laptop and buy the cable in the computer market. It should be around 30-50 Bucks.

    After connecting go into the DVD Mode and voila you will be able to see the Laptop output on the TV.

  5. Mr.Tooth Fairy

    Mr.Tooth Fairy New Member

    well i did tht guys.. i failed..

    lets see.. i have an lg flat 29" television ( not LCD no HDTV or plasma )

    regarding my laptop i have acer 4710 aspire n

    ports in my TV it has s video n also those thee pins round plugs white red n black ones...

    problem is when i connect my laptop my laptop screen goes blue but in tv nothing it displays ... checked all options in tv like av1 av2 n all.. s video nothing gets dispalyed :confused:
  6. absn93

    absn93 New Member

    you need to go to disply properties and there need to go to SETTINGS--and there choose multiple window option..only visible after the physical setup is done and if ur laptop has the feature:shifty:
  7. just4kix

    just4kix Guardian Angel Staff Member

    Please note that S-Video cable carries video signal only - no audio. Audio must be coonected by using the headphone out on laptop to RCA (white and red) pins of TV on the same channel as S-Video. You will need a cable for this.

    Set the TV to AV 1/2/3 as applicable.

    Then on laptop press Fn+F7 or whatever key is associated with the monitor display change.

    Set volume on laptop to max and control the real volume from TV.

    But I am wondering - why all this fuss?

    a) Buy a DVD/DVix player - will cost less than Rs. 3000/-
    b) Burn your movies on CD or DVD and play them directly on the player.
  8. pisces_m

    pisces_m New Member

    Use S-Video to RCA video cable( YEllow) and Headphone Jack to RCA ( red & white). After connecting Switch Video 1 or 2 as the case might be.

    If you have Vista Go to Control Panel-- Windows Mobility centre-- You get option of External Display- Click Connect Diplay. Your laptop screen will flicker to adjust the resolution according to Tv and give you the option of of seeing display on both Laptop and Tv Or Just Tv. This is the Basic steps you need to follow to connect to TV. But the display on TV will not be good but if u see a movie it will better as against reading text. As for LCD the simplest is VGA Cable and Audio Cable. It worked for my HP laptop with Vista with 21" CRT

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