Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. #1
    Pro
    Points: 53,449, Level: 71
    Level completed: 60%, Points required for next Level: 601
    Overall activity: 11.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    twistedredbird's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Midwest
    Posts
    3,323
    Points
    53,449
    Level
    71
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 17
    Given: 21

    Connecting laptop to TV

    Okay, so I would like to connect my laptop to my TV for streaming video, mainly for clonezone type stuff. The little 2" by 3" images are just a little to small for my aging eyes for 2 hours.

    In talking with radioshack and Best Buy, they say I need to buy a $100 converter. Not buying this. Is there a simpler way? Can I just get the right cable converters?

    Want to get this done before the Nebby/ISU game tonight.



  2. #2
    Speechless
    Points: 426,236, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 12.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    23,644
    Points
    426,236
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 40
    Given: 1

    Re: Connecting laptop to TV

    What inputs does your TV have and what outputs does your laptop have?



  3. #3
    Addict
    Points: 172,942, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 16.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Marshalltown
    Posts
    9,654
    Points
    172,942
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 10
    Given: 13

    Re: Connecting laptop to TV

    Quote Originally Posted by twistedredbird View Post
    Okay, so I would like to connect my laptop to my TV for streaming video, mainly for clonezone type stuff. The little 2" by 3" images are just a little to small for my aging eyes for 2 hours.

    In talking with radioshack and Best Buy, they say I need to buy a $100 converter. Not buying this. Is there a simpler way? Can I just get the right cable converters?

    Want to get this done before the Nebby/ISU game tonight.
    What kind of outputs do you have on your laptop? I have s-video on mine so a cheap cable does the trick but if you don't and your TV doesn't have a vga input then you might need a converter.



  4. #4
    Pro
    Points: 80,162, Level: 88
    Level completed: 1%, Points required for next Level: 1,788
    Overall activity: 10.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    RyCy04's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Omaha, NE
    Posts
    2,265
    Points
    80,162
    Level
    88
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 37
    Given: 3

    Re: Connecting laptop to TV

    Quote Originally Posted by twistedredbird View Post
    Okay, so I would like to connect my laptop to my TV for streaming video, mainly for clonezone type stuff. The little 2" by 3" images are just a little to small for my aging eyes for 2 hours.

    In talking with radioshack and Best Buy, they say I need to buy a $100 converter. Not buying this. Is there a simpler way? Can I just get the right cable converters?

    Want to get this done before the Nebby/ISU game tonight.
    What inputs does your TV have? What outputs does your laptop have? S-video cable is the easiest/cheapest if you have the input/output for it but it only does video, not audio.



  5. #5
    Pro
    Points: 70,673, Level: 82
    Level completed: 55%, Points required for next Level: 777
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    shagcarpetjesus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    2,477
    Points
    70,673
    Level
    82
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 15
    Given: 3

    Re: Connecting laptop to TV

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    What inputs does your TV have and what outputs does your laptop have?
    This is the all-important question. If you've got a newer laptop & TV it wouldn't surprise me at all if you could just use an HDMI cord to make this work.



  6. #6
    Pro
    Points: 53,449, Level: 71
    Level completed: 60%, Points required for next Level: 601
    Overall activity: 11.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    twistedredbird's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Midwest
    Posts
    3,323
    Points
    53,449
    Level
    71
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 17
    Given: 21

    Re: Connecting laptop to TV

    My TV has S-Video, HDMI, and the yellow/red/white pins. My laptop has the blue colored monitor output.



  7. #7
    Speechless
    Points: 265,738, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 11.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    isuno1fan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Clive, Iowa
    Posts
    17,355
    Points
    265,738
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 13
    Given: 9

    Re: Connecting laptop to TV

    Sounds like you have S-Video at best.

    Get an S-Video cable and connect to TV. Go into control panel on the laptop and switch the monitor to your TV and you are in business.

    You'll have to full screen the broadcast to get it "large" on your TV.



  8. #8
    Addict
    Points: 172,942, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 16.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Marshalltown
    Posts
    9,654
    Points
    172,942
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 10
    Given: 13

    Re: Connecting laptop to TV

    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    Sounds like you have S-Video at best.

    Get an S-Video cable and connect to TV. Go into control panel on the laptop and switch the monitor to your TV and you are in business.

    You'll have to full screen the broadcast to get it "large" on your TV.
    No, sounds like you'll need one of these: HDMI Cable, Home Theater Accessories, HDMI Products, Cables, Adapters, Video/Audio Switch, Networking, USB, Firewire, Printer Toner, and more!

    or this if your video card doesn't support the previous: http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2



  9. #9
    Speechless
    Points: 251,157, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 29.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Cydkar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    15,009
    Points
    251,157
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 103
    Given: 93

    Re: Connecting laptop to TV

    Quote Originally Posted by twistedredbird View Post
    Okay, so I would like to connect my laptop to my TV for streaming video, mainly for clonezone type stuff. The little 2" by 3" images are just a little to small for my aging eyes for 2 hours.

    In talking with radioshack and Best Buy, they say I need to buy a $100 converter. Not buying this. Is there a simpler way? Can I just get the right cable converters?

    Want to get this done before the Nebby/ISU game tonight.
    See the link....

    Hook PC to TV



  10. #10
    Addict
    Points: 172,942, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 16.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Marshalltown
    Posts
    9,654
    Points
    172,942
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 10
    Given: 13

    Re: Connecting laptop to TV

    Quote Originally Posted by Cydkar View Post
    See the link....

    Hook PC to TV
    That's a very informative website.



  11. #11
    Pro
    Points: 53,449, Level: 71
    Level completed: 60%, Points required for next Level: 601
    Overall activity: 11.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    twistedredbird's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Midwest
    Posts
    3,323
    Points
    53,449
    Level
    71
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 17
    Given: 21

    Re: Connecting laptop to TV

    Thanks for the help. Ordering the converter. Not gonna have it for tonight, but just can't justify the $99 price at Radio Shank and Bust Buy. I sprung the extra $5 for 2 - day shipping so I can try it out this weekend.



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • Football
  • Iowa State vs. North Dakota State
  • August 30, 2014
  • 06:00 PM