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    I need a lead!

    Not sure where to put this, so Mods please feel free tomove as appropriate!

    I'm going to be working in the Caribbean soon and I'd like to be able to watch content from my laptop on a TV. The last time I was there most TV's only had these simple connectors:

    img.photobucket.com/alb…jpg

    My laptop has these outputs:

    img.photobucket.com/alb…jpg

    Firstly is this possible? and will both video and audio work (laptop speakers 'aint great!)?

    I've been looking at this as it may cover a multitude of options but also maybe overkill maplin.co.uk/mod…9m8

    Any advise as to setting up this up would be most appreciated.

    Thanks

    Ian

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    Banned

    The yellow socket on your laptop is s-video. Maplin has s-video to the 3 separate phono plugs (usually 1 video and 2 audio). You may find that technology has moved on and the tv's there also have s-video input (if not then the dvd players/recorders will). s-video carries video and audio signals.

    If you have a bit of time I find ebay is 10 times cheaper than maplin

    If you got your laptop new, it might have come with an S-Video breakout lead which adapts the S-Video port (the yellow one) to a composite port (the yellow one on the tv pic). You'd then need a 3.5mm stereo-2xphono jack lead for the audio (goes from the headphone/line out socket on your laptop to the white+red sockets on the tv). Good news it you can do it, and it should be cheap!

    NB Don't expect the quality to be anywhere near as good - you can't really use the TV as a monitor (for reading fine text etc) but for watching standard def. movies etc it will do the job fine.

    Original Poster

    jah128

    If you got your laptop new, it might have come with an S-Video breakout … If you got your laptop new, it might have come with an S-Video breakout lead which adapts the S-Video port (the yellow one) to a composite port (the yellow one on the tv pic). You'd then need a 3.5mm stereo-2xphono jack lead for the audio (goes from the headphone/line out socket on your laptop to the white+red sockets on the tv). Good news it you can do it, and it should be cheap!NB Don't expect the quality to be anywhere near as good - you can't really use the TV as a monitor (for reading fine text etc) but for watching standard def. movies etc it will do the job fine.



    No additional lead supplied I'm afraid.

    So, one of these:
    maplin.co.uk/mod…9m8

    one of these:
    maplin.co.uk/Mod…9m8

    and one of these:
    maplin.co.uk/Mod…ia=

    may be the solution?

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    UltimoScorpion

    The yellow socket on your laptop is s-video. Maplin has s-video to the 3 … The yellow socket on your laptop is s-video. Maplin has s-video to the 3 separate phono plugs (usually 1 video and 2 audio). You may find that technology has moved on and the tv's there also have s-video input (if not then the dvd players/recorders will). s-video carries video and audio signals.If you have a bit of time I find ebay is 10 times cheaper than maplin



    Can't seem to find a s-video to phono lead, tho a 1 lead solution would be ideal!

    Original Poster

    This looks perfect to me, typical that it's stateside though!

    svideo.com/7pi…tml

    Original Poster

    What ya know, free delivery, just ordered one!
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