Laptop to TV
Category: Computers > Graphics
Asked by: cedricwang-ga
List Price: $2.00
06 Sep 2006 23:26 PDT
Expires: 06 Oct 2006 23:26 PDT
Question ID: 762913
how to output signal from laptop to TV?
Re: Laptop to TV
Answered By: sycophant-ga on 08 Sep 2006 04:44 PDT
Hi, 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. Links: Google: PC-to-Video ://www.google.com/search?q=PC-to-Video Google: VGA-to-Video ://www.google.com/search?q=VGA-to-Video CompUSA: Scan Converters http://www.compusa.com/products/products.asp?N=200366 Regards, Sycophant
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