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connecting laptop to tv

By kduggan
Nov 15, 2006
  1. i was wondering if their is an easy way to connect my laptop to my TV...my laptop has an s-video port, but my tv does not have one, is there a way to connect the two anyway? maybe with the a/v ports or cable port? thanks for any suggestions!
     
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    If your tv has a scart socket on the back then you can get an adapter that should work fine!!!!
     
  3. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,222   +231

    Hey Rik,
    what is a scart socket? Is this like a cable screw-on type of connector... Otherwise known as "cable ready" TV?
     
  4. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    You must have heard of scart Tmagic650!!!! It stands for "Syndicat des Constructeurs d'Appareils Radiorécepteurs et Téléviseurs" what ever the hell that means!!!! It's a standardised connection for connecting various audio/visual electronic equipment together with!!!! If you click on the word scart it should link to a site that sells scart cables!!!!
     
  5. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,222   +231

    Thanks Rik,
    I should have known that :D
     
  6. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    Its a standard here in the UK and in Europe, but i have no idea if you guys in the US use it, i assumed you all did!!!!

    Attached is a picture of a socket!!!
     
  7. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,197   +420

    Hehe - I've only ever seen Scart when I was in Europe. That's not something you find in the US. In the US you only see Coax, Composite, S-Video, Component, DVI, and HDMI - and every once in a while firewire.

    Here's a cable that might do what you want: http://www.monoprice.com/products/p...cs_id=1020704&p_id=2843&seq=1&format=2&style=
    Couldn't find one that didn't do the audio portion as well - but I'm sure it must exist somewhere.
     
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