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#1 dgreear2

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 11:50 AM

Had an HP laptop running XP, with S video output.  Had coaxial cable running from old TV to RF modulator box.  S video cable from box to PC, RCA audio cables running from box to headphone jack in PC.  Have a new Toshiba running windows 8.1.  Old set up doesn't work.  New computer has RGB port, no S video.  Have purchased RGB cable with one end S video other RCA video. Does not work.  TV is 10 years old.  No inputs in back of tv except coaxial. 

 

How can I switch or extend my PC to my TV?

 

Thank you,

 

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#2 Kilroy

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 02:00 PM

What are you looking to do on the TV?

 

I sincerely doubt that your television can support 1080 resolution (1920x1080).  Everything on the tile screen requires 1366×768, found that out when I put Windows 8 on my media machine connected to a 720 (1280x720) projector.

 

Possibly something like this?


Edited by RKilroy, 04 February 2014 - 02:02 PM.


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Posted 04 February 2014 - 02:05 PM

an old CRT television like that will be able to do 1280x720 at absolute best, but more likely you will get 640x480, which is almost useless.

 

There are ways to convert it but youre going to spend... probably around 100 bucks and countless hours setting it all up, and in my experience youll have to battle with it every single time you want to use it.



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Posted 05 February 2014 - 05:54 AM

I do a lot of streaming and watching movies.  My old tv worked set at 1024x764.  I think the converter you pointed to is what I need.  I guess I'm wondering what is different with my old computer and this new one and why the old set up doesn't work with a RGB cable.

 

Thanks for your reply.

 






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