Problem with connecting laptop to TV

By vaniyak
Feb 10, 2009
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  1. hi
    i am trying to connect my toshiba laptop to my tv. i only hav a usb cable. so my samsung dvd is connected with my tv through scart lead. i thought if i connect the usb cable to my laptop and then to my dvd it should automatically connect to the tv...but it doesnt :(
    can any1 help...plz try to work with a usb cable though

    thk uu
  2. coalfire

    coalfire Newcomer, in training Posts: 43

    There is no such thing as a usb to tv cable you would need some sort of adaptor at least something like this

    but what output options does your laptop have (vga, hdmi, svideo)? and what inputs does you're tv have
  3. TheConqueror

    TheConqueror Newcomer, in training Posts: 27

    correct they ahve not made video output mode for Usb cable (snickers) but good idea though i would mention that to manufacturere. You have plenty of other options though there is vga-component/composite and probably the msot inexpensive an s-video radioshack, best buy, and or ccity as most newer laptops come standard with s-video out hope this helps

    only cost about 10 bucks depending on the quality you want XD
  4. vaniyak

    vaniyak Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    ok guys u c the prob is i dnt understand any of this technical language lol
    i have heard of a s-.... cable ting tht u mentionied. however wen i went to buy the cable the guy told me if my dvd player has a usb port then it should work...obviously didnt knw wat he was saying den !!!! i want to try and do this today so can u tel me what other stuff uses a s... watevera its calld cable lol.
    thnx 4 helpin tho much appreciated..

    my tv is a samsung plasma it does hav a hdmi ting and loads ov others.
    my laptop has lyk a blue ting with loads of little holes lol i knw these aint great descriptions i wil try and find images.
  5. coalfire

    coalfire Newcomer, in training Posts: 43

    The blue ting with loads of little holes will be a vga output if you're tv has something similar then a
    vga cable would work if the TV doesnt then a vga to hdmi lead
  6. vaniyak

    vaniyak Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    yes the tv does have a vga ting lol
    so where can i get such a cable any ideas...thnx 4 ur help though!! much appreciated :)
  7. coalfire

    coalfire Newcomer, in training Posts: 43

    Suppose it depends where you live, if you click the vga cable link in my last post that takes you to ebay costing £2.94 inc postage you could also try maplin, pcworld etc although probably dearer.

    Or google cheap vga cable (you want male to male) and see what you find near you
  8. vaniyak

    vaniyak Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    male to male? sorry thats just confused me ... and i reli dnt knw how to use ebay lol
  9. coalfire

    coalfire Newcomer, in training Posts: 43

    Male to male means both ends need to have the pins (rather than the holes as you can see on the laptop)

    So would you rather go into a shop than buy online? If so where do you live/what electric or pc shops are in you're area
  10. vaniyak

    vaniyak Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    oh i c ... umm i hav pcworld, argos, maplin etc around here...thnx 4 ur help
  11. coalfire

    coalfire Newcomer, in training Posts: 43

     
  12. TheConqueror

    TheConqueror Newcomer, in training Posts: 27

    yes the vga will give you a better signal anywy as opposed to the s-video but it might not even be necessary if you have a Pc at home (big box computer) it uses a vga cable to connect to a monitor if its not in use unplug that bad boy and use it on your laptop :)
  13. vaniyak

    vaniyak Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    lol i do knw wat a pc is lol but thnx 4 the description anyway :)
    my bro took my old computer so dnt hve that unfortunately but thnk u anyway
    and thnk u 4 the links
  14. coalfire

    coalfire Newcomer, in training Posts: 43

    no problem hope you get sorted
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