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Old 12-26-2004, 11:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default VGA to SVIDEO Cable


I am trying to output to my TV using my laptop. The problem is that I only have VGA out on my laptop. I wanted a cheap solution so I tried using a VGA to SVIDEO cable using this cable on ebay.

I tried using the standard rca jack and also the svideo jack. My laptop does not have many features in the "display" link in the control panel. I use the fn + f4 to output to my monitor and have been trying to do it with the cable while it is attached to my TV. However when I do it all that happens is the tv flashes in black and white for a bit and I can barely see the text for about 2 seconds, after that the tv goes blank and my laptop screen stays on. I don't know what I am doing wrong any ideas? I wanted a cheap solution

I have tried doing it with the tv plugged in while booting up the pc as well as plugging it in after the computer has started no difference.

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Old 12-27-2004, 03:58 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Did you try to adjust the screen refresh rate on the laptop

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Old 12-27-2004, 04:40 AM   #3 (permalink)
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refresh rate on a laptop?

what are you smoking?

laptops have lcd's so they have "response timing" which, - corect my if im wrong - i dont think can be changed up or down
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Old 12-27-2004, 09:49 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Oh I thought these cables allowed you to use the VGA out with a TV...
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