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    Help needed with laptop to tv cable

    i purchased the necessary wire off ebay to link my laptop up to my

    im getting sound no problems but not getting any picture

    any ideas what im doing wrong?

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    What cable? What connectors? What tv?

    have you configured the picture on the tv? I did this a while back but cant remember what i had to do...think I had to configure the picture

    ignore me I didn't read your post properly so my advice was utterly useless

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    its ok, ive restarted the laptop and the picture came up

    quite disappointed with the picture tho

    at the mo its connected to a oldish portable tv (which is ok for the xbox 360) but plan to connect it to a LG 42" at some point - hope its better

    roryk83;3043794

    its ok, ive restarted the laptop and the picture came upquite … its ok, ive restarted the laptop and the picture came upquite disappointed with the picture tho :(at the mo its connected to a oldish portable tv (which is ok for the xbox 360) but plan to connect it to a LG 42" at some point - hope its better



    What cable is it?

    You may need to change your display configuration in your video card control panel. My one has options for multiple displays.

    Original Poster

    Titchimp;3043818

    What cable is it?



    item number 380058069446 on ebay

    Original Poster

    Russ2626;3043821

    You may need to change your display configuration in your video card … You may need to change your display configuration in your video card control panel. My one has options for multiple displays.



    how do you do that? ive got a dell laptop

    To be honest your never going to get a good picture on a portable tv imo. If your 42" is a HD one you will be best off getting a digital cable as S-video isnt going to look good.

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    Titchimp;3043974

    To be honest your never going to get a good picture on a portable tv imo. … To be honest your never going to get a good picture on a portable tv imo. If your 42" is a HD one you will be best off getting a digital cable as S-video isnt going to look good.



    :x gutted after purchasing one of those cables now i found out

    thanks for your help

    i thought it was the portable tv aswell, ill check how it looks on the large tv when i get a minute

    can you recommend a digital cable?

    I currently use a DVI HDMI converter thing from my laptop and then use a normal HDMI cable into my tv and it looks perfect.

    word of warning
    if the 42" is a plasma leaving still images like windows on for any length of time may cause it to burn into the screen, same with portable if it's a crt

    roryk83;3043935

    how do you do that? ive got a dell laptop



    I have two laptops with ATI and Nvidia graphics cards, on both the graphics control panel can be accessed by right-clicking on the desktop and there are links to Nvidia Contol Panel / ATI Catalst Control Centre.
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