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    Default Any way to connect a Vostro 1500 to a TV?

    Like, HDMI or anything?

    I want to be able to play games through my TV sometime if it's possible, also, getting HD movies and playing them on the TV would kick .

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    Default Re: Any way to connect a Vostro 1500 to a TV?

    use the VGA, both of my HDTVs have HDMI and VGA connectors. I don't see any difference in picture quality between the two.

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    Default Re: Any way to connect a Vostro 1500 to a TV?

    In using VGA would I also need to hook up the sound with a seperate cable?

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    Default Re: Any way to connect a Vostro 1500 to a TV?

    Quote Originally Posted by IssGonRain View Post
    In using VGA would I also need to hook up the sound with a seperate cable?


    Yes. You'll probably want a headphone to component cable. (the red/white)
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    Default Re: Any way to connect a Vostro 1500 to a TV?

    Most TV's also have an s-video input; I usually use the s-video input when I hook my lappy to a TV.
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    Default Re: Any way to connect a Vostro 1500 to a TV?

    on the same note, would the 1500 with 8600M GT support a HD signal (ie use vga to Component cables to hook up to a TV)

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    Default Re: Any way to connect a Vostro 1500 to a TV?

    Quote Originally Posted by hifly View Post
    on the same note, would the 1500 with 8600M GT support a HD signal (ie use vga to Component cables to hook up to a TV)
    yes usually VGA can carry up to 1080i signal, same with component (reg blue green)

    to get sound, use 3.5mm (headphone) to RCA (red/white) < not called component
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    Default Re: Any way to connect a Vostro 1500 to a TV?

    would it be better to use s-video or VGA/headphone jack?? Much of a difference in the two??

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    Default Re: Any way to connect a Vostro 1500 to a TV?

    Quote Originally Posted by Buddy17 View Post
    would it be better to use s-video or VGA/headphone jack?? Much of a difference in the two??
    VGA is better, because S-Video max out at 480i for NTSC and 576i for PAL. But good enough for standard DVD quality stuff, not for HD

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    Default Re: Any way to connect a Vostro 1500 to a TV?

    Yeah VGA is much better but VGA to component adaptors are a pretty expensive because they need some powered active device to actually do such kind of conversion....

    It is better to get a S-Video to Component cable from DELL which also outputs SPDIF in the same adaptor.... So you can watch your video as well as get 5.1 audio too on your TV
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