Conncecting Laptop to Television

  whosyourdadddddy 19:31 05 Dec 2005

I have a laptop and wanted to connect it to my T.V. so I can watch films.
I have bought a VGA to RGB lead and a RGB to scart adaptor to connect to my TV. But this does not work!
Anybody know what I am doing wrong?

  woodchip 19:49 05 Dec 2005

If you have connected OK then you have to Right click on Desktop\Properties\Settings\Advanced\You should find something in there, mine as one for TV. It depends on your Graphics software on how this displays in the above

  whosyourdadddddy 15:47 08 Dec 2005

I have two monitors showing up in settings but just get no picture on the television!
Is there any software needed? Or is it even possible to convert VGA to RGB then to SCART?

  woodchip 18:01 08 Dec 2005

Where you get two monitors is where you choose TV. Plug it in to TV. Then try It may see the TV

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:16 08 Dec 2005

is it even possible to convert VGA to RGB then to SCART?

No, you need a TV out socket on your graphics card
this is usually a s-video socket you then connect the svideo lead to a scart adapor plus a lead from you sound card to the scart adaptor and plug that into the rear of the TV.

click here

  nkosi 21:01 08 Dec 2005

Recently connected my laptop to TV using s-video to scart. It wouldn't work until I set up both the laptop to send and the TV to receive. Try this link for some ideas to try click here
This place sells a good range of cables through eBay.

  woodchip 21:24 08 Dec 2005

I only had to connect S-video

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