laptop to tv for movies

  eurosteve 09:50 09 Feb 2013

HI im perplexed !

would like to play movies downloaded to my laptop on a full size tv , and searching online seems to raise more questions than answers...........

Laptop is a Toshiba Satellite pro l300 ( dont laugh) so has VGA TV is scart. so would a cable actually work ? or is it possible to send to the Nintendo Wii wirelesly ?


  Chronos the 2nd 10:01 09 Feb 2013

If that is the only input on the back of your telly you might be out of luck connecting the VGA to it.

There are VGA to Scart cables but Scart to VGA isn't really a standard way of hooking up a PC to TV but it can be done, possibly , but depends on several factors.

You'd have to make sure the TV was set to RGB mode and not Svideo or composite. You'd have to make sure the VGA output was set no higher than 60Hz and the resolution might have to be 800x600.

Also PAL tv is interlaced scanning whereas a monitor is progressive scanning, your TV may simply not accept the input.

There might well be timing issues also as PAL tv's are not generally speaking compatible with a PC output .... I know you can use some graphics cards like the Ati Radeon with powerstrip tweaking software this but it's not something that's as straightforward as it might appear.

Have you no other connections on your TV?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 10:42 09 Feb 2013
  eurosteve 11:08 09 Feb 2013

no its an old tv so only scart

i have the Wii hooked up to the internet - and the livebox router can see it , but when i try to add as a device on my laptop it isnt seen? in my home network i can see my partners laptop but not the Wii - which seems weird - any ideas.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:52 09 Feb 2013

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