How To Easily Connect Your Laptop/PC To Your Television Screen

S-Video Cable

Thinking of connecting your laptop to you TV Sets, this little guide will help you with that. This short guide describes how you can  easily connect your laptop or notebook computer to your TV screen using standard ports like S-Video, VGA or DVI.  I employ you to kindly grab a cup of coffee or tea, sit back and relax, enjoy my tutorial.


Step 1: Some of the computers currently existing  have an S-Video port which  can be connected easily  to the S-Video input of your television screen using affordable  S-Video cable (this cable is round with approximately  4 or 7 pins). Most people/users using outdated monitor, can use the 15-pin VGA cable to connect the computer to the television screen and it will offer improved picture superiority than the S-Video cable.

Now that the newer HDTVs and laptop computers have DVI ports so a DVI Male to Male Cable or DVI to HDMI Adapter Cable can be used to clasp the computer display and the TV. The DVI to HDMI cable can be used when your HDTV doesn’t have a DVI port but does have an HDMI port.
Connect the Audio RCA Cable for Sound
Step 2: After you might have connected the computer to the TV using a physical cable,  what you need now is  another cable to transmit the sound as all the above cables only transmit the video but not the audio part.

 So you need a 3.5mm Mini Plug to RCA Cable Stereo to connect the audio line out from a PC  to your television. The red cable connector goes into the red socket of your TV, black connector into the black socket while the black connector goes into the 3.5 mm headphone jack of your computer.
Step 3: After you might have been through with the steps above, Open the “display settings” on your Windows computer and activate the output to the TV screen. You can also reflect content of your computer on the TV or make bigger the display simply to look like  a dual monitor screen.
For most users that are using Windows 7,  gently press the keyboard shortcut Windows + P to quickly access the display settings or kindly  search for “Connect to External Display” in the Windows Run box.
Step 4: Wow, you are almost… kindly Pick up your TV remote and switch to “External Inputs” from the menu. You will need to change the default “Video 1” to a dissimilar selection which might be “HDMI 1” or “Video 2” depending on how you have made the correlation.

Significant guide to Note Ensure that you connect the physical cable to the TV before turning on the computer, this is because, at some points it may fail to recognize external display. You may perhaps need to change the screen resolution of your TV using the Display settings in your Control Panel, because without this, the picture possibly will every now and then emerge  to be hazy.

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  1. Well I can't tell you how it will make the dreamcast look but I can tell you definitively that VGA cabling offers clearer and higher resolution output than a SCART, RGB, coax, composite, or component cable will. I use VGA cables on my CRT monitors to display 2 20'' monitors at 1900x1440 each. It may make it look clearer on your HDTV set but it will never look extremely crisp as it is always being stretched to fit that TV. The dreamcast only outputs in 480 so you will never make it higher resolution that that. If it functions anything like my component cable on my ps2 then it will crispen the image on the HDTV. There is a massive difference between composite and component. You could always give it a go and just take the cables back if they dont work. many local electronic stores have HDMI to VGA Cable for very cheap.