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    TV-Out on a Laptop with No TV-Out

    Well my girlfriend has recently purchased a Toshiba Equium l20 197, yes its a bag of ****. but iv ordered some more memory for it which will solve all but one problem - IT HAS NO TV-OUT. now there are adapters on Ebay etc (example - http://cgi.ebay.com/VGA-to-TV-RCA-S-...QQcmdZViewItem

    Now it states "This adapter will ONLY work with VGA display cards that has TV-Out function capability. " but where do i find that information? the laptop uses a ATI Express 200M chipset, so x300 graphics.

    anyone attempted this on a similar comp? or any better ideas?

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    You could ask over in the ATI forum

    other than that i have no idea. If that doesn't work you will need a VGA to composite or s-video converter. you can get these from Maplin

    http://www.maplin.co.uk/Search.aspx?...A06FL&DOY=31m5

    Special offer of £29.99 right now

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    ^ That product is for connecting normal AV stuff to a VGA monitor, MadduckUK wants the opposite, I believe.

    http://www.maplin.co.uk/Search.aspx?...=1m6&source=15

    That's more like what you want, £39.99 when I checked, and uses a USB port for it's power so I'd guess it's pretty much geared towards laptop owners.

    That eBay thing is naff, basically it's saying "if your GPU can output S-Video through it's VGA port, then this adapter will work fine". That would only be the case on cards that have a TV-Out already, in which case you wouldn't need the adapter

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    Or you can build a vga > rgb scart adaptor for about 4 quid, all you need is a vga cable, a scart cable/plug and a (iirc) 10k resistor. Youd obcviously need rgb support on the tv though. Google for the plans, theres loads of sites that detail it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nobuo
    ^ That product is for connecting normal AV stuff to a VGA monitor, MadduckUK wants the opposite, I believe.
    my bad. I'm going to blame the rediculously slow interenet connection here for that one. doing any kind of seraching is painful

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