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S-Video help needed

Joined
Apr 6, 2008
Messages
10
Location
UK
PC Experience
Some Experience
Operating System
Windows Vista - Home Premium
#1
Hi,
I want to play downloaded .avi's from my laptop onto my TV.
I know I need a s-video cable (and scart converter)

But I'm not sure exactly which ones I should get!

I have put a link below to amazon search results!

Amazon.co.uk: s-video - Electronics & Photo: Electronics & Photo

If anyone can point me in the right direction that would be great!

(I'm just worried that if I get a cable with no audio jack then I won't get audio on the TV???)

I think I need these 2 things to get what I want...
Amazon.co.uk: Belkin S-Video Cable - Gold * Minidin4M/Minidin4M; 5M: Belkin: Electronics & Photo and
Amazon.co.uk: Belkin Composite/S-Video Cnnctr * Scart/3Xrca/Mindin4M;Gold: Belkin: Electronics & Photo
Am I right?!

Any help is MUCH appreciated!!!
 

Seth

FPCH Long Term Member
Joined
Dec 17, 2007
Messages
2,268
Location
Canada
Operating System
Windows Vista - Home Premium
#2
Welcome to Free PC Help Polly.

From what web site are you obtaining the movies?
 

Seth

FPCH Long Term Member
Joined
Dec 17, 2007
Messages
2,268
Location
Canada
Operating System
Windows Vista - Home Premium
#4
Ok.

You shouldn't need any video converter/adapter. If your laptop has an S-video output and your TV has an S-video input, then a basic S-video cable will suffice. Note that you may have to use a "Function" key to activate the S-video output.

For sound, you'll need the appropriate sound cable that will go from the audio out on the laptop to an audio input on the tv. I can't advise on that without further information.

Also note that you can view the movies on the TV and have the sound come from the laptop if you're so inclined.