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VGA 2 scart

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by rugbyboy14, Aug 20, 2005.

  1. rugbyboy14

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    Hi, want to connect my Laptop from VGA conector at the back to a scart cable back of my CRT TV can it be done help please....!
     
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    Probably not!

    There is a VGA to Scart cable but i only works with ATI (radeon)cards.

    If you laptop has a ATI card u might be in luck.

    Will also need some tweaking with Powerstrip
     
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    Should do the trick - as long as you have an S-Video output on your PC's graphics card. If not then the product you linked to will not work. Just don't expect the PQ to be very good as it is useing composite :thumbsdow video which is the lowest quality going.

    Mark.
     
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    Thanks mark
    yeas, on theback of my laptop have a yellow s video port with the picture o a TV aith (antenna) and and arow pointing out..... so i think that is thething!
     
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    If it's yellow, it's almost certainly going to be composite video, not s-video.
     
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    Steve Lyons

    If you scrunch up your eyes; set the sharpness control on your PC to Zero, set your Desk Top to 640x480 and maybe smear some Vaseline on the TFT you'll get a good idea of what you'll see on your TV :)

    Best regards

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    Bummer!
    so what do you guys suggest? i need to get hold of something urgent.....
     
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    Hello Steve

    What type of material are you planning on viewing on the CRT TV?

    Best regards

    Joe
     
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    i want to use the tv to show off pictures that my wife is taking with her camera as she is an amateur photographer, nothing much else....
     
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    Hello Steve Lyons

    I'd suggest a Computer to TV converter - these can often be ordered on a Sale or Return basis so worth giving one a go.

    Lindy have one that outputs a SCART RGB signal - hopefully your TV has RGB enabled SCART Input sockets.

    The Lindy product code is 32561 - see http://www.lindy.com (use the sites search function)

    Its £109.00.

    Best regards

    Joe
     
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    Why not just use the composite output before spending the money. Although text will look bad, the pictures will look fine. Set up the slide show of pictures at normal res on the laptop screen then change resolution just before showing. Try 800x600 and 640x480 and see what works best.

    Your TV will have limited resolution no matter what the cable so if all you want to do is view the photos, composite is fine.

    Cheers

    Rajiv
     

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