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    Hi guys. I have bought this new acer 5720 laptop with Vista home premium.
    I would like to connect it to my TV. Could please recommend me what is the way to connect it to TV? and links to cables to buy in UK. thanks.

    The laptop has 7pin svideo


    On the Tv I have these 4 pin svideo
    on the front
    on the back

    The graphic card details are here.

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    Original Poster

    sorry to posting again. the images were not working in the first post..
    Hi guys. I have bought this new acer 5720 laptop with Vista home premium.
    I would like to connect it to my TV. Could please recommend me what is the way to connect it to TV? and links to cables to buy in UK. thanks.

    The laptop has 7pin svideo
    http://i35.tinypic.com/20ivrs5.jpghttp://i36.tinypic.com/w7lwzt.jpg

    On the Tv I have these
    http://i35.tinypic.com/33c2liu.jpg on the front
    http://i34.tinypic.com/5l1d8k.jpg on the back

    The graphic card details are here.
    http://i36.tinypic.com/sc4906.jpg

    That looks like you have S-video on both your laptop and your TV, which is fortunate. For this you will need a male-male S-video cable, which you can get here:

    ebuyer.com/pro…794

    or here

    play.com/Ele…tml

    or pretty much any AV store. Be aware though that S-video the resolution and quality of image will most likely not be brilliant via this method.

    Original Poster

    thekanester;2930111

    That looks like you have S-video on both your laptop and your TV, which … That looks like you have S-video on both your laptop and your TV, which is fortunate. For this you will need a male-male S-video cable, which you can get here:http://www.ebuyer.com/product/75794or herehttp://www.play.com/Electronics/Electronics/4-/5889216/SVHS-S-Video-Gold-Plated-Cable-1-5-Metres/Product.htmlor pretty much any AV store. Be aware though that S-video the resolution and quality of image will most likely not be brilliant via this method.



    thanks
    will it work on 7pin?
    I have 7pin svideo on Laptop and 4 pin on TV.

    regards

    donthaveone;2931089

    thankswill it work on 7pin?I have 7pin svideo on Laptop and 4 pin on … thankswill it work on 7pin?I have 7pin svideo on Laptop and 4 pin on TV.regards



    Ah, it's a 7 pin interface on the lappy... In which case, you need something *like* this:

    *********.co.uk/ws/…042

    Apologies for the ebay link, and mods, don't block it since it's the only example of this cable I could find after a quick google search.

    What it is, is a 7pin s-video to RCA cable, which will connect into the yellow/white/red plugs at the back of your TV. RCA tends to be on the lower end of the quality scale, with rampant pixel crawl, so you might be better to source either a 7-pin -> 4 pin cable or 7-4 plug and use the regular cable.

    If you have a decent audio shop, such as Richer Sounds (i.e. not Dixons), or even a maplin then a quick browse round there should help you out.

    Let me know if you need any more help!
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