Viewing movies on tv through laptop?

  scott0004 17:27 20 Jan 2007

Right here goes.....

I have the S-Video lead and the audio lead's for the video and audio but how do I change my settings/and or do I need to change them? I'm sure I remember trying this a while ago and only getting half a picture on my tv screen and only a screen shot, not a live image?

Any Ideas guys?

Many Thanks in advance.


  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:42 20 Jan 2007

click here for a compaq but the principle is the same for any laptop.

  scott0004 06:47 21 Jan 2007

Ok I think I'm getting there with viewing through my tv but two BIG problems for me now!

1) The screen is black and white on my tv?

and more importantly.......

2) I think I've messed up my screen as I've played with the resolution and its just not the same now, its not sharp and things and stretched wider than before....?

ANY help im much appreciated :-)

  Fingees 09:28 21 Jan 2007

There will be a setting on your TV to select S Video.
Read TV manual

Not just a question of plugging in.

if you dont set it, you will get mono.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:20 21 Jan 2007

1) If the TV is old the scart socket will not recognise the RGB component sent through the s video cable.

Also check output from graphics card is PAL not NTSC

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