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Old 08-28-2012, 03:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Laptop to TV display (VGA to S-video)

I apologize if this scenario has come up before but after searching I could not find a satisfactory solution to my problem. I'm trying to connect a laptop with VGA port to an older TV with only analog and S-video inputs. I would like to buy a VGA to s-video adapter like this one: LE TV-out VGA to S-Video/RCA Cable Adapter: Electronics

and use it to directly connect the video sources but I do not think my graphics card has TV-out capabilities. I have an Intel graphics and media card that comes standard with the Dell Latitude E6420 purchased in 2011.

I think I may have better luck using a converter box like this one:

but I don't know if I still need the TV-out capability on my graphics card.

If I cannot use any of these options, how should I connect? I'm not worried about sound because I can use the 3.5 millimeter output to L/R jacks on the TV. Thanks!

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Old 08-29-2012, 05:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If your laptop has a VGA port then your laptop has the capability for TV-out as long as you have the right adapter for your analog TV as you said.


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