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S-video Connection To Tv


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#1 Animalwg82

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 11:54 PM

I have a compaq laptop with Win XP home. I am trying to use my tv as an extra monitor connected via s-video. My background shows up on the tv but I cannot see the icons or anything else. I am doing this so I can watch my movies on my hard drive. Any help is appreciated.

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 08:32 AM

I just set mine up last week to do this. The main thing I learnt was to plug in first then tv on then boot laptop. Not doing it this way gave me a B&W picture.
Your problem sounds like a display problem.
You can set the tv to be part of the laptop desktop or a clone of it.
In display settings there is the option to "extend my desktop" or "clone".
If you want all the icons to show on the tv you should have it set to clone.
This is in Vista (which I am still learning) and may not be worded exactly as I have said.
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Posted 27 November 2007 - 08:36 AM

Just noticed that you said you had WinXP so this might be different to do.
I haven't tried to hook up my desktop (that has XP) to the tv yet.
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Posted 27 November 2007 - 09:38 AM

there are usually setting to extend your desktop or clone it

try dragging something to the right, make sure you pull it back

you can pull a window playing an avi over to the TV that way
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