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LT to TV

Discussion in 'Notebooks' started by Irwin Opper, May 8, 2010.

  1. Irwin Opper

    Irwin Opper Flightless Bird

    Can somebody tell me what kind of cable I can use for sending video to a tv
    that has an RCA connection ?
    TIA,

    Irwin Opper
     
  2. Bert Hyman

    Bert Hyman Flightless Bird

    In news:hs3u23$rt8$1@solani.org "Irwin Opper" <ijopper@comcast.net>
    wrote:

    > Can somebody tell me what kind of cable I can use for sending video to
    > a tv that has an RCA connection ?


    That depends entirely on what sort of video output your laptop has.

    Both of my IBM-era Thinkpads have S-Video out, but the older TP600E uses
    a tiny proprietary connector. I was lucky to find the appropriate IBM
    cable before they were all gone.


    --
    Bert Hyman St. Paul, MN bert@iphouse.com
     
  3. BillW50

    BillW50 Flightless Bird

    In news:hs3u23$rt8$1@solani.org,
    Irwin Opper typed on Sat, 8 May 2010 10:56:12 -0400:
    > Can somebody tell me what kind of cable I can use for sending video
    > to a tv that has an RCA connection ?
    > TIA,
    >
    > Irwin Opper


    Hello Irwin. In the subject says: "LT to TV". What is LT? What kind of
    video outputs do you have? As that makes a difference on what kind of
    cable you will need.

    And did you ever see a computer video on a TV set before? They are not
    generally very good. As TV sets generally have a resolution (pixel
    pitch, which isn't necessarily the same thing as dot pitch) of like 5
    times worse than computer monitors for starters. And RCA inputs is going
    to produce a very blurry image on any TV anyway. Are you aware of all
    this?

    --
    Bill
    Gateway M465e ('06 era) - Windows XP SP3
     
  4. Barry Watzman

    Barry Watzman Flightless Bird

    What video? What is the source of the video?

    Unless the computer (be it a laptop or a desktop) has a composite NTSC
    video output, you need an active DEVICE, not a cable. If the computer's
    video card doesn't offer it, there is no easy or simple way to convert
    any form of computer video (VGA, DVI, HDMI) into NTSC composite video
    (the technical name for the "yellow jack" signal).

    Devices that do it are available, the best source is E-Bay, expect to
    pay anywhere from $25 to $75.


    Irwin Opper wrote:
    > Can somebody tell me what kind of cable I can use for sending video to a
    > tv that has an RCA connection ?
    > TIA,
    >
    > Irwin Opper
     

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