I have a laptop with no S -Video Port...Help!

  Ronyap 21:16 06 Sep 2008


My current situation is that I used to watch my videos on TV through my old laptop through this set of cables:

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Now I have gotten a new laptop I find that it has no S-Video Port! I really want to watch my videos through this laptop rather than my chunky old one > .

My new laptop however has HDMI and VGA ports. I was wondering if anyone can direct me to a small adapter which maybe can let my S-Video Cable connect to my laptop through any means whether it be a USB-S-Video/VGA-S-Video/HDMI-S-Video adapter.

You know....like one of those USB-Micro SD adapters for computers that has no Micro/SD slot.

Or if its not possible..can anyone direct me to buy a different set of cables that are both cheap and efficient.

I have checked the wireless solution...but the box thing ranges from £60-£160 so far o_0. I was just wondering whether Wireless solution is stable and reliable?


  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:28 06 Sep 2008
  Ronyap 21:39 06 Sep 2008

Thanks ^^

But now something else is worrying me.

1) Your VGA card must support TV out directly through VGA port function.

How do I test for this?

2) It doesnt look very long. I need it to be about 2m long >< . Any way to lengthen it?

Thanks again.

  Ronyap 13:12 07 Sep 2008

no one? T_T

  Ronyap 13:28 07 Sep 2008


Dell Laptop XPS M1330.

Also, I have decided to buy a HDMI wire now, since it is more up to date. Any precautions I need before I buy it? Like if my computer supports HDMI, how do I check? My Laptop has the HDMI output port, does that mean it automatically supports it?

I am planning on buying a HDMI cable between the prices of £6 and £15. SOme I see are £50! Whats the difference? I assume that the 50 quid one will give better picture quality, but it wouldnt be that much far off would it?

Sorry for the sudden change in question :P

  Ronyap 14:07 07 Sep 2008

Thanks! :D

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