connecting a laptop to tv help

  jaxjay1308 16:23 15 Feb 2010

Hi there,

I have been struggling to connect my laptop to my tv. I have an ati radeon 7500 which I have discovered has tv out capability. I have a vga to hdmi cable as my tv doesnt have a pc connector. I have been through the display properties and into advanced and it always says tv not connected and the enable button remains grey. It just always says no signal. Please help!! Im getting frustrated with it.

  mgmcc 16:28 15 Feb 2010

Have you set the TV input to the HDMI port?

  jaxjay1308 16:35 15 Feb 2010

Yeah and just to be doubley sure I have 2 hdmi ports so swapped it and went through every av channel and nothing :(

  jaxjay1308 19:48 15 Feb 2010

Oh and Im on xp if that helps

  Technotiger 19:57 15 Feb 2010

You need to use the S-video Out port from PC to TV, you will also need an audio lead for the Sound.

This is best accomplished through a VCR attached to the TV.

  jaxjay1308 20:11 15 Feb 2010

So the lead I have wont work?

  Technotiger 20:14 15 Feb 2010

No, I don't think it will.

  jaxjay1308 20:16 15 Feb 2010

So what would I connect it to on the back of the tv as I dont see a s-video connector on the back of the tv? Sorry if Im being dense!

  Technotiger 20:17 15 Feb 2010

The S-video and Audio leads could be connected via DVD Player, as well as a VCR.

  Technotiger 20:18 15 Feb 2010

.... that is why I said through a VCR or DVD Player connected to the TV (which most people have).

  jaxjay1308 20:53 15 Feb 2010

ok, Im gonna have a look :D

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