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    Default Has anyone managed to get a VGA to RCA adaptor work with their notebooks ? (Especially with a M1330)

    I am used to watching movies and streaming videos on my analog standard def CRT TV. With my previous M1210 it wasn’t a problem. But the new M1330 only has a (useless) HDMI port. So I purchased one of these cheap adaptors from e-Bay, but I had my doubts on getting it to work from the beginning. Finally it arrived today.



    As I guessed, it didn't work. However, a video signal is going to the TV, because when I switch displays, I get wavy black & white lines all over the TV screen(like what you see when trying to switch to unsupported resolutions/refresh rates in very old CRT monitors). And changing the output resolution causes different patterns, but can’t get anything clear even at 800x600 (the lowest supported resolution in ForceWare driver under Vista). I tried all the options I can think of, but nothing worked.

    Secondary output is detected as an Analog display (not as a TV), I think that is the main problem. There is no way to force it. Force television detection option is disabled, see the screenshot. Any help is highly appreciated. Thanks.


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    Default Re: Has anyone managed to get a VGA to RCA adaptor work with their notebooks ? (Especially with a M1330)

    I just used a VGA cable.

    Now see it's a trick to do this. You can't seem to work it with one display.

    Multiple displays is the only way to do it for me.

    1. Find the NVidia control panel in well the Control Panel.
    2. Connecting Displays > Multiple Displays
    3. Now the only way to get it working is to make it so that you'll have 2 different desktops on your TV and monitor. And set your main "screen" to the other one. Make sure that your TV is on "PC mode" or something of that nature, I usually just press the source button when it's connected to my laptop.
    4. Once this is working, you should have an empty desktop on your laptop and your TV should be displaying your regular desktop.
    5. Press Fn+F8. Until you get to the 3rd option. Your laptop screen will turn off and your TV will be the only one displaying the stuff on your PC.
    6. To turn it off, just press Fn+F8 once and disconnect the cable.
    Dell will not detect my TV as an external display...?
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    Default Re: Has anyone managed to get a VGA to RCA adaptor work with their notebooks ? (Especially with a M1330)

    What type of a connector do you have in your TV ? Does it have a VGA input ?

    My TV is a little old, no PC mode or VGA connectors, only standard AV inputs (yellow RCA jacks). I have tried all the configurations and settings: separate, shared, extended desktops, different refresh rates, resolutions. Nothing works.

    Now I’m beginning to think that a simple cable converter won’t do it for me. Maybe I’d need a more expensive video converter box like this:

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    Default Re: Has anyone managed to get a VGA to RCA adaptor work with their notebooks ? (Especially with a M1330)

    bump, anyone ?
    Am I the only one here who wants to connect a M1330 to a regular TV

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    Default Re: Has anyone managed to get a VGA to RCA adaptor work with their notebooks ? (Especially with a M1330)

    http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

    You can pick up that from your local radioshack for sound. But for Video...I assume that would work but did you follow my instructions? I think some TVs are just finicky about inputs
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    Default Re: Has anyone managed to get a VGA to RCA adaptor work with their notebooks ? (Especially with a M1330)

    Quote Originally Posted by Waveblade View Post
    http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

    You can pick up that from your local radioshack for sound. But for Video...I assume that would work but did you follow my instructions? I think some TVs are just finicky about inputs


    Yes I did (but no luck), But as I said before, my TV is old = No PC mode or VGA inputs. If yours has a special model like PC mode, then it must be doing some extra processing to convert the signal : downsampling the resolution, matching video systems or refresh rates..... something to make it compatible

    Are you also using RCA jack ? OR S-Video ?

    Thanks for your input.

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    Default Re: Has anyone managed to get a VGA to RCA adaptor work with their notebooks ? (Especially with a M1330)

    hi phoenixfx did you find a soultion to this problem because i am in the same boat

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    Default Re: Has anyone managed to get a VGA to RCA adaptor work with their notebooks ? (Especially with a M1330)

    I actually bought a cheap VGA>S-Video(or composite, it's either) and it doesn't work on either my father's VAIO SZ4 nor my E6400.

    I think that you're SOL. Need one of those converter boxes.

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    Default Re: Has anyone managed to get a VGA to RCA adaptor work with their notebooks ? (Especially with a M1330)

    Spend your money on a new tv...

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    Default Re: Has anyone managed to get a VGA to RCA adaptor work with their notebooks ? (Especially with a M1330)

    Hmm… I posted this almost a year ago . Anyways I gave up the whole TV idea, and bought a LCD monitor.

 

 
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