Any way to connect a Vostro 1500 to a TV?

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  1. IssGonRain

    IssGonRain Notebook Enthusiast

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    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 ass.
     
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    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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    In using VGA would I also need to hook up the sound with a seperate cable?
     
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    Yes. You'll probably want a headphone to component cable. (the red/white)
    They sell them at Radio Shack. (at least that's where I got mine)
     
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    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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    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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    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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    would it be better to use s-video or VGA/headphone jack?? Much of a difference in the two??
     
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    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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    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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