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Old 03-13-2009, 04:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was just wondering if it was possible to connect my pc to my tv without a monitor, if so how can I go about doing this.

EDIT - the tv is NOT an HDTV, its an older model but not terribly old

Also would it be possible w/ a mac laptop as well?
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Old 03-13-2009, 04:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes and yes

What inputs does the tv have?
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umm. not really sure what its called.. s-video maybe? its like a 10yo tv
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Well you can get dvi to s-video converters but it probably also has component which would be the better option. very difficult to help when I don't know what you are dealing with
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yea its s-video. so i can just get a dvi to s-vid converter and directly connect it to the tv? will the sound come from the tv as well?
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neither S-video or DVI carries sound.

if the TV has those red and white RCA plugs, you can get an adapter like one below
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^ Except with a 3.5mm jack not those big ones. :happy:
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gts 512 has an s-video out. no converter needed if your TV has an S-video input.
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Yea, the 8800GTS should have came with an S-video chord.
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is that like a G# chord? lol jk man.
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