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    connecting laptop up to tv which has no VGA

    Im thinking of connecting my laptop upto the TV downstairs which is TBH, a bit out of fashion.

    Is there a way of connecting it up without a VGA connection being on the TV.

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    What slots are on the TV?

    Original Poster

    its got the RCA on the front.
    at the back - 2 scarts

    Sony KV32 FX20 is the TV

    redvee92;7151011

    its got the RCA on the front. at the back - 2 scarts Sony KV32 FX20 is … its got the RCA on the front. at the back - 2 scarts Sony KV32 FX20 is the TV



    something like 130341332416 VGA to triple RCA

    Then something like 250507177455 3M Triple Phono 3 RCA AV Audio Video Cable Lead Gold UK

    Original Poster

    would this also transfer the sound to come out the tv speakers rather than the laptop?

    VGA TO 3 RCA COMPONENT CABLE FOR LAPTOP NOTEBOOK PC UK

    Would this not work?

    Original Poster

    Adam2050;7151105

    something like 130341332416 VGA to triple RCA Then something like … something like 130341332416 VGA to triple RCA Then something like 250507177455 3M Triple Phono 3 RCA AV Audio Video Cable Lead Gold UK



    Never mind - bought them. Thanks :santa:

    Nope you would need one of these to the sound input part.

    180442721471

    And only plug the yellow one in you can find them seperate which might be easier.

    Original Poster

    [QUOTE=180442721471[/QUOTE]

    Cant find one - what is it? :oops:

    redvee92;7151373

    Cant find one - what is it? :oops:



    Its there ending in 2 secs

    3.5mm Headphones Plug Jack to 2 x RCA Audio Cable

    Original Poster

    So i would connect the VGA to RCA cable. Then connect the triple RCA cable to both ends - but only the yellow to the tv? then the 180442721471 into laptop headphone and into the red/white RCA on the TV?

    redvee92;7151422

    So i would connect the VGA to RCA cable. Then connect the triple RCA … So i would connect the VGA to RCA cable. Then connect the triple RCA cable to both ends - but only the yellow to the tv? then the 180442721471 into laptop headphone and into the red/white RCA on the TV?



    basically yes.

    Will that work? The Yellow RCA connector is for a composite signal which is different from the RGB VGA signal.

    EndlessWaves;7153122

    Will that work? The Yellow RCA connector is for a composite signal which … Will that work? The Yellow RCA connector is for a composite signal which is different from the RGB VGA signal.



    No, I don't think it will work - I think there were some graphics cards that encoded a composite signal within the VGA port through slightly different wiring, that's what the cable is for. It's a while since I looked into it but it can't do a straight through connect from VGA to RCA.

    To connect to a TV over s-video/composite (black circular video port/yellow phono port) the laptop will need a corresponding port on it.

    John

    Original Poster

    so is there a way of doing this or not at all?

    redvee92;7204064

    so is there a way of doing this or not at all?



    What laptop is it?

    Original Poster

    jennyrocks;7204120

    What laptop is it?



    Sony Vaio VGN-NR10E

    Original Poster

    mine isnt anywhere to be seen :?

    redvee92;7204064

    so is there a way of doing this or not at all?



    I've had a look at pictures of the laptop but I can't see any sign of the s-video/composite port you'd need for outputting to a TV over an SD connection. There may be ways to do it with USB/Express card adapters but I haven't tried a method like this for a while and have no specific recommendations.

    John

    dcx_badass;7204204

    That doesn't make a difference anyway. But OP most full size laptops have … That doesn't make a difference anyway. But OP most full size laptops have a S Video output hidden away somewhere on them.



    It does make a difference as the OP can't find the S-Video port which means it may not have one. By confirming which laptop the OP has somebody can and has looked online to see what ports the laptop has.

    redvee92;7204064

    so is there a way of doing this or not at all?



    A full converter would do it, something like ]this for £50. Apart from that you might have luck with a VGA to RGB SCART cable if you don't mind fiddling around with the settings but a quick search shows your laptop may have intel integrated graphics and if that's the case I wouldn't even consider trying.

    Bear in mind that if your TV is not an HD model it has very limited resolution and will be unsuitable for a lot of things these days. Videos are about the only thing that will work well.
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