Hi all. Got a cry for help from a friend last night, but in an area I am not too familiar with.
His wife wants to display their holiday photos ( stored on his laptop) on the television.
He went to Maplins and they said 'ah yes, you need a Scart lead'.
That worked fine, except that the TV is not showing colour.
He goes back to Maplins and they said, 'ah yes, you need a universal modulator'.
Didn't work - needed an aerial wire (?)
Went back to Maplins, bought a stringy thing, took it home tried to connect it to the universal modulater box.
Went back to Maplins with dark thoughts brewing in his head and dumped the lot on the counter.
'Ah yes, we sold you the wrong one, all you need is a male to female adapter and everything will be fine!'
Still didn't work.
He phones Maplins, not trusting himself to get within arms reach of any necks.
'Ah' says Maplins. 'That does sometimes happen, it's yer drivers....download the latest.'
He does ( Nvidia), but it doesn't seem to have the desired effect, and Maplins have now lost interest and are not able to help, so he phones me up....
Drivers I can help with, but the hardware side I am hazy about. My graphics card has a TV-out lead - a mini-din with four pins. S-video - zat right? I have never connected it. Is that all you need?
Would appreciate the benefit of your superior knowledge here so that we can help him before his wife sues for divorce, the poor man is desperate!