connecting laptop to tv

3 posts / 0 new
Last post
dqtorped0
dqtorped0's picture
connecting laptop to tv

how do i connect my dell inspiron 8600 to my tv to get picture and sound

I have an NVIDIA Ge FORCE FX go5XXX   graphics with an S video port on the back of computer. my tv is sony digital hd tv that has a brighthouse hdtv cable box and a surround sound tuner. I connected an s-video cable from my laptop to the back of the tv and nothing happened and then i connected the s-video cable from the laptop to the tuner and nothing happened. I went to "video 1" then video 2 then video 3 etc but never showed the computer screen. How can I get this to work?
Matt Whitlock
Matt Whitlock's picture
Nice laptop. That's the same

Nice laptop. That's the same model I have. :-)

Do you know what graphics option you picked when you purchased it? There was an option for integrated graphics (if I remember correctly), or some ATI solution. Mine has the Radeon Mobility 9600 PRO, what does yours have?

What kind of TV do you have? Do you want to connect via S-video, VGA, etc?

dqtorped0
dqtorped0's picture
I have an NVIDIA Ge FORCE FX

I have an NVIDIA Ge FORCE FX go5XXX   graphics with an S video port on the back of computer. my tv is a sony 55" hd  I guess I need to hook up the s-video and also the audio. do you know how to do this?

 

Connect With Techlore