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#1 ChrisMN

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 03:14 PM

Really quick question regarding s-video output/input - wanted to ask before buying s-video cable, incase it won't work...

My laptop PC (Compaq Presario v5209us) is equipped with an s-video output. My 36" JVC television is equipped with s-video input(s).

Is this just as simple as getting an s-video cord, plugging it into PC & TV and then I can use my television as the monitor?

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 08:28 PM

S-video will give you pretty bad quality.
Is your TV LCD type?
Does it have VGA port?

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 08:49 PM

Unfortunately no, Its a tube type TV, made in 2002. It does NOT have VGA inputs.

So, it *would* work to use s-video, but it will be poor quality?

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 08:57 PM

Yes, it'll work.
Regular CRT monitor has pretty low resolution, so don't expect any miracles :thumbsup:

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 09:09 PM

Thanks Broni

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 09:17 PM

Sure thing :thumbsup:

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 02:41 AM

ChrisMN, could you tell me how good the picture looks once you plug the computer to the tv?

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 08:16 PM

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The picture is great when watching movies and video clips, etc. I use netflix watch instantly and it seems to be equal to DVD quality. Also, youtube videos and perhaps music videos on VH1.com are pretty good quality on my TV. (Thru my laptop s-video)

When trying to read emails, or perhaps using bleepingcomputer is difficult because the text is somewhat hard to read.

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 08:51 PM

CRT TV monitor resolution is only 720x576 (PAL, 486 for NTSC). In reality, due to some other limitations, vertical resolution is reduced to about 85% of the original number, so instead of 576, it really is only 480.

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