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Q: Laptop to TV ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Laptop to TV
Category: Computers > Graphics
Asked by: cedricwang-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 06 Sep 2006 23:26 PDT
Expires: 06 Oct 2006 23:26 PDT
Question ID: 762913
how to output signal from laptop to TV?

Request for Question Clarification by sycophant-ga on 06 Sep 2006 23:37 PDT

What model and brand laptop?


Clarification of Question by cedricwang-ga on 07 Sep 2006 18:14 PDT
My laptop is Toshiba Portege R200. Thanks!
Subject: Re: Laptop to TV
Answered By: sycophant-ga on 08 Sep 2006 04:44 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars

Unfortunately the Toshiba Portege range of laptops seem to lack any
TV-compatible video out (many other models offer either S-Video or
Composite Video outputs from the graphics cards).

Therefore it is impossible to display the output of your laptop on a
TV without third-party hardware.

The product you require is called a Scan Converter, or often a
PC-to-Video or VGA-to-Video converter. It will take the output from a
VGA port (such as the external monitor port on your laptop) and
convert it to a TV-compatible video signal. However this method does
not offer some of the more advanced features that the TV-Out on a
video card will provide (such as TV-native resolutions and Video
Overlay). Also, to work effectively the screen resolution needs to be
quite low - while 1024x768 will normally work, it often results in
'shimmering' images. 800x600 or even 640x480 are more suitable
resolutions for TV output via scan conversion.

Google: PC-to-Video

Google: VGA-to-Video

CompUSA: Scan Converters

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