Computer help forum: How can I connect my Laptop to my Plasma TV?

by: verboten January 30, 2006 10:04 AM PST

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How can I connect my Laptop to my Plasma TV?

by verboten - 1/30/06 10:04 AM

I have a Dell Latitude notebook (D600), and the Phillips PF429630A Plasma. The TV has PC input as one of the features, and supports the following connection types:
-HDMI
-Component
-Composite
-S-Video

My Dell Lattitude has VGA and S-Video out.

I thought it would be as simple as plugging the S-Video straight from the TV to the PC, and then using the Alt+F8 key to toggle the screen output... apparently this doesnt work.

My guess is the Alt+F8 function only works when I use the VGA connection, so if this is the case, how can I get the S-Video to appear on the TV -OR- is there a cable out there that can convert VGA to either HDMI, Composite, S-Video, or Component?

thanks

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