How can I connect my laptop to my TV?

Gem September 11, 2011
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I’d like to connect my laptop to my TV. My laptop has SATA, HDMI and USB ports. My TV only has S-video and VGA (red, yellow, white) ports. Can anyone advise on the best way I can connect them?

  1. Aibek
    September 18, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    See this MakeUseOf article, How To Connect A Laptop To A TV
    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-connect-a-laptop-to-a-tv/

    There was also a question on MakeUseOf Answers about this. Check out some of the answers posted there.

    How To Connect PC to TV
    http://www.makeuseof.com/answers/connect-pc-tv/

  2. James Bruce
    September 12, 2011 at 8:08 am

    The signals are completely different, so you'll need an adapter such as this one: http://www.amazon.com/HDMI-Composite-S-Video-Converter-3RCA/dp/B0047PDBP0

    Also, VGA is not red/yellow/white. Those are known as RCA/Composite - the yellow is video, the red/white are left and right audio channels. VGA is a digital format and it sounds as though your TV only handles composite (call it analog if you like).