Hi all, I am having problems connecting my laptop to my tv, so that I can use my tv as a 2nd monitor. Here is my set up....The cable I am using is connected to my Compaq Presario CQ71-230SA laptops VGA port and the other end is connected to my televisions S-Video port.The laptop I am using is Windows Vista. My tv is not HD, but does have the S-Video input. I have tried adjusting the display settings on my laptop, but still no luck.Can anyone out there help me out with a step by step guide as to what I should do or look for?Thanks
You are trying the impossible - VGA to Svideo is a no no!You would need at Svideo to Svideo, plus a cable for the Audio!
Sorry, having a Senior moment!! Ignore my previous post.Is this the cable you are using click here
Hi, Yes that is the cable that I am using, the vga goes into my laptop and have a male s-video going into my tvs s-video port.CheersRuss
You need to check the computer user manual to make sure that your VGA card has TV output function capability through VGA connector to ensure the S video cable will workIf the VGA card does not have TV output function capability through VGA connector you will need a VGA to S Video converterHigh Resolution VGA to Composite or S-Video Converterclick here
Hi, Thanks for the info. My laptop did not come with a user manual, so is there any way I could check via my laptops settings to see if my vga supports tv out?ThanksRuss
Do the following: - start – run - dxdiagAlso take a read on this forum site click here
Hi there, Thanks for letting me know.I did as you say, type dxdiag into the run menu. What I am looking for when this appears?, as I see the Display tab, but what is it that I should be looking for?ThanksRuss
In the Display Tab page you should have the following Left Hand Panel the Display Card Type Right Hand Panel the Display Card Driver Below the Direct X Feature Panel With the following ListingsDirectDraw Acceleration: Enabled Disable Button Test DirectDraw Button Direct3D Acceleration: Enabled Disable Button Test Direct3D Button AGP Texture Acceleration: Enabled Disable ButtonClick on the test button and let me know what you see
Sorry forget to mention you have to connect a monitor to the VGA port on the laptop before you test the DirectDraw Acceleration & the Direct3D AccelerationOnce the monitor is connect to VGA connector you now have to set the external monitor to show what is on the laptop screen Using the “FN” key (Function) and the “CRT/LCD” key look at the top of keyboard “F” keysHold down the FN key and press the CRT/LCD key onceDisplay will change as follows: - Press once laptop display onlyPress again external display onlyPress again both laptop and external displayYou must hold down the FN key each time you press the CRT/LCD keyDepending in the size of the monitor you will have to adjust the screen resolution for the display to fill the monitor screenRight click on windows desktop-properties-setting and change the screen resolution to the correct size
Hi, Thanks for that info.I will try that tonight. Just one question, I am unsure what screen resolution to set it at. The tv I am trying to connect it to is a 42" plasma tv.Does anyone know what resolution is best??CheersRuss
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