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Connecting HP dv6000 to SDTV


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Posted 05 April 2009 - 12:29 AM

Hi,

My dad has an HP dv6000 laptop, with a VGA and S-Video output, and he's trying to hook it up to display on a standard definition television (with coax, S-Video, Composite, and Component). Yeah, it actually has component inputs but doesn't do anything above 480i. I'm trying to figure out the best way to accomplish this. We purchased an S-Video to composite cable from svideo.com, but there's a lot of interference, and the display on the TV flickers and shakes so that it's unwatchable. I was considering a VGA to Component cable, but from the looks of things you need a specialized graphics card that can do component output.

Any suggestions? (other than upgrading to an HDTV lol?)

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 01:20 AM

are you sure that particular video card can handle HD input? even if it can, a standard VGA or S-video cannot handle the full 1080p if my memory serves me right, I know VGA cannot because it is analog. S-video I cant remember, but I dont think so either, I believe you need the HD cables and adaptor for the S-video out port.

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 01:23 AM

oh and I just read the first part of it, if its a normal TV it will not play HD content anyway. a S-video cable or s-video adaptor that goes from the S-video to your standard RCA plug should work with it.

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 01:57 AM

Hi, My dad has an HP dv6000 laptop, with a VGA and S-Video output, and he's trying to hook it up to display on a standard definition television (with coax, S-Video, Composite, and Component).


What am I missing? S-Video out on Lappy, OK. S-Video in on TV, OK. No need for any composite cables etc, it will degrade quality. Any way you hook it up, picture will be substandard on a SDTVC as compared to the lappy screen, notably substandard. Reduced resolution and interlacing kill the video quality big time (including a "jumpy" picture). I run my lappy through my VVega (S-Video) sometimes and it looks OK if I am at least 10 ft away. Closer than that=sad.

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 02:07 AM

Hi, My dad has an HP dv6000 laptop, with a VGA and S-Video output, and he's trying to hook it up to display on a standard definition television (with coax, S-Video, Composite, and Component).


What am I missing? S-Video out on Lappy, OK. S-Video in on TV, OK. No need for any composite cables etc, it will degrade quality. Any way you hook it up, picture will be substandard on a SDTVC as compared to the lappy screen, notably substandard. Reduced resolution and interlacing kill the video quality big time (including a "jumpy" picture). I run my lappy through my VVega (S-Video) sometimes and it looks OK if I am at least 10 ft away. Closer than that=sad.

Gotcha. I figured it'd be subpar, but it's pretty flipping bad going from S-Video to RCA.

And yes, I feel like an idiot now. We've actually had the problem on an older tv with only coax and RCA inputs, but I just tonight gave my dad my old tv with the new inputs I mentioned, but still the same jumpy video. Time to get an straight S-Video cable and try it out. :D




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