Connect PC to TV (to view BIG screen)...?

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  1. aaron.r

    aaron.r Extra

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    Anyone know the details on how to make this work?
    What type of out is typically utilized from the PC soundcard (in my case, a Dell Inspiron 8100 laptop)?
    And is this only possible with certain types of TVs (digital only?... anything with an Composite, S-Video, or VGA in?)

    Any recommendations/advise would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,
     
  2. Eric Samonte

    Eric Samonte Screenwriter

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    For PC, if it has a coax digital out, any composite RCAs would do if ur connecting to a receiver. If not, just split out the headphone out from the laptop out onto composites on TV. For video out, S-video would be fine but VGA would be getting the most out of the system. Make sure u know the resolutions handled by ur set.
     
  3. Allan Jayne

    Allan Jayne Cinematographer

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    You need to find out what kinds of video output the computer offers, VGA (always), composite (sometimes offered on laptops, available with an add on card for desktops), S-video (quite rare), HDTV (with add on card in the PC)
    Then you need to know what the TV accepts: composite (almost all TV's), S-video (common), 480p (HDTV ready sets), VGA (rare).
    You need a common denominator, namely a kind of input that both the PC and the TV have.
    When the computer is doing "regular" VGA (640 x 480 which you choose) with the 60 HZ refresh (some PC's let you choose 70 or 85 Hz also) it matches the 480p input if any on the TV, although the colors won't be right if you connect it directly without an RGB to Y/Pb/Pr transcoder, sold separately, in between.
    Video hints:
    http://members.aol.com/ajaynejr/video.htm
     

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