The importance of cables and adaptators

  281apple 08:38 22 Oct 2004

I have finally found out how to use a TV to show my vdeo films and slide shows which are on my laptop.
Of course it is necessary to correctly configure the computer but I forgot the importance of cables and adaptators.
When I ran a video film or slide show from my laptop to a TV the image was always in black and white. I cried for help and there were several replies interesting and sometimes a bit complicated.
In fact when you output from a laptop it is always (as far as I know) with an SVHS OUT plug and if you have a TV with an SVHS IN plug you have no problem and the image will be in color. I have two TV's but neither of them are SVHS so I had to change the input from SVHS to VHS, this is easy if you go thru a VCR ou something like DAZZLE, but direct computer to TV will give you a Black and White image on a non SVHS TV. THANKS TO HG (a fellow member of PC Advisor) I realized that I needed an adaptor IN SVHS with an OUT RCA (Cinch). I found one for 12 Euros. All is well now. Can now show videos and slide shows on my friends' and neighbors' TV with my laptop.

  spuds 12:44 22 Oct 2004

I generally find that a visit or internet browse via Maplin's click here usually solves the problem. The instore staff are usually very well versed on this compatibility subject.

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