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What kind of cable do I need to connect by laptop to watch DVD movies on my TV?

When shopping for: TVs | Posted 07/24/2010 | 767 Views
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hhayes013 Posted: 07/26/2010
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Depending on the television you have. You can use either a HDMI cable or actual monitor cable.
northwoodassociates Posted: 07/24/2010
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The following is a list of the types of cables and connections you will need to choose from when connecting a laptop to watch DVD movies on a TV. 1. HDMI (Hig Definition Multimedia Interface) 2. DVI (Digital Video Interface) 3. VGA (Video Graphics Array) 4. s-Video - some laptops and computer graphic cards will have a S-Video connection. Most televisions will have a S-Video connection. 5. Composite/RCA - the yellow, red, and white connections. Red is right analog, white is left analog, and yellow is composite video. If the computer has no RCA connections, you can use an RCA to S-Video cable.
breaktimeva Posted: 07/24/2010
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Most Laptops use S-Video as a way to display video on your TV screen. You can pick up a S-Video cable at your local Electronics store IE Radio Shack. Before purchasing the cable ensure your TV has the correct input.
cshore1213 Posted: 07/24/2010
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The most common way would be an S-video cable, but you would need to be sure there is an S-Video output on your laptop.
angelaanderson74 Posted: 07/24/2010
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You will need whats called an HDMI cable one end goes on your laptop and the other end plugs into your tv. You can get them most anywhere that sells electronics such as Best Buy and Walmart.
fire_goblin Posted: 07/24/2010
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Minella Posted: 07/24/2010
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It depends on what type of port your TV and laptop may have. Here is a list of the different ones:

*Composite/phono plug (RCA)

*S-Video

*Video graphics array (VGA)

*Digital video interface (DVI)

*High-definition multimedia interface (HDMI)

Without knowing the ports you do have, it would be hard to tell you what you need.For a great guide on figuring out what cables you would need check out http://www.geekwithlaptop.com

 

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beachcomber525 Posted: 07/24/2010
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First you need a video cable for making the physical connection. Most computers have an S-Video port that can be connected to the S-Video input of your TV screen using a very cheap S-Video cable (it’s round with 4 or 7 pins).
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