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    Which is the best/cheapest cable to get to connect a laptop to a tv?

    The tv doesnt have an s-video port only the 3 RCA ones.. The laptop has a VGA and HDMI port. I assume I have to get a vga-rca cable but loads of places have stated that it doesnt allow you to connect your laptop to your tv to watch videos etc..

    Can anyone help with this?
    Thanks in advance

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    VGA-RCA is unlikely to work ,It will only work if your laptop supports TV out from the VGA socket,

    280403001376

    Better 1 220492522817

    or this one in Ireland 280403740293

    but as above only if your laptop gfx card supports tv out via vga

    Original Poster

    dontasciime;6596304

    280403001376Better 1 220492522817or this one in Ireland 280403740293but … 280403001376Better 1 220492522817or this one in Ireland 280403740293but as above only if your laptop gfx card supports tv out via vga



    what website are you getting the numbers from..
    i've got a dell studio 17..
    i.e ati radeon 3650 HD MOBILITY , will this work?

    they are ebay sorry thought it would be obvious

    ati.amd.com/pro…tml

    Integrated AMD Xilleon™ HDTV encoder
    Provides high quality analog TV output (component/S-video/composite)
    Supports SDTV and HDTV resolutions
    Underscan and overscan compensation
    MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, WMV9, VC-1, and H.264/AVC encoding and transcoding
    Seamless integration of pixel shaders with video in real time
    VGA mode support on all display outputs



    spend a couple of quid and find out... says it does it in specs (as long as the specs are for a mobility radeon hd )

    Just a couple of quid wasted if they lied and a bit of hassle for you


    en.community.dell.com/for…spx (read this though)

    Starting again ,Does your TV not have a hdmi socket ?., Are the RCA connectors red/green/blue (component) ?.If they are then search Ebay for VGA to component lead / cable and give it a try,If this doesnt work you will need a VGA to Component convertor box which is quite a bit more expensive,

    Original Poster

    tonyg1962;6596568

    Starting again ,Does your TV not have a hdmi socket ?., Are the RCA … Starting again ,Does your TV not have a hdmi socket ?., Are the RCA connectors red/green/blue (component) ?.If they are then search Ebay for VGA to component lead / cable and give it a try,If this doesnt work you will need a VGA to Component convertor box which is quite a bit more expensive,



    tv's pretty old so no VGA or hdmi. rca is red white and yellow (the ones you need to plug in your ps3, wii etc..) I'll have a look on ebay though

    Original Poster

    dontasciime;6596304

    280403001376Better 1 220492522817or this one in Ireland 280403740293but … 280403001376Better 1 220492522817or this one in Ireland 280403740293but as above only if your laptop gfx card supports tv out via vga



    These cables wont work because the ends aren't the right ones needed...

    sourcelives;6597896

    These cables wont work because the ends aren't the right ones needed...



    They are the right ones it's just the ends are female rca ----- you need to buy your own rca to rca to use them or use ones you have in house from any previous vcr/dvd player purchase

    Yes you need VGA to composite then ,the yellow socket carries the video and the red and white are audio which you will need an audio cable for,
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