I went out and bought a cable from my computers (Compaq V3000) Video Out to TV video In,
I am playing the movies on VCL media player,
yet nothing on the TV ? AV nothing ?
I did some google searches yet came up with very little,
what do I need to do ? set VCL media player ? set Computer ?
^ You tried Googling it?
I personally thought you needed software (not VLC player alone) to do it?
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In windows desktop properties you should have an option to name a monitor or add another one. It might work that way, but I'm not positive. I used my computer to play stuff on a projector and just named the projector as my second monitor and it worked.
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Minimise your windows and right click on the 'bare' screen and then click on properties as per Smiley's post then you should have some options....I have to do that with my laptop to watch it on telly (but my telly has a PC connection).
Depends on the video card. On my laptop the NVIDIA card supports multiple monitors and I activate the S-video out from there.
What video card do you have?
You could try the same keystroke that outputs via the svga port, used when running an LCD projector. That's Fn f4 on my HP, so it may be the same on a compaq.
^ f5 on a Sony VAIO (I think).
You have an nVidia card also. Here's how to do it on my HP running an nVidia card.
1. Open the display settings:
select the advanced button, a window will open, select the tab at the top that refers to your nVidia card. You should see something like this:
Set the display to clone, ensuring that your notebook is the primary display. Then go to the full-screen video option. You'll see something like this:
If you select full-screen video on secondary device, you can watch full-screen video on the TV whilst it is minimized on your laptop display. That's pretty cool, you can post on here and watch a movie at the same time.
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Bet..........many thankyou's...........great information,Originally Posted by bet
my Video Card is a nVidia card Go 6150............so alittle different.....yet I did all you said,
the picture on the VCL player (on laptop) vanished (a black blank screen) yet nothing appeared on the TV on AV channel,
now one important thing !
I am using a............ S-Video out jack............ cable..........is that correct ?
or should I be using a................. External Monitor port............ cable ?
Back of the Computer is an S-Video socket, get the relevant lead at any Pantip type Mall, it should be the S-video plug to a red phono lead and white one, and a yellow one (video).
Tell the guy at the shop what you want it for and he'll show you.
Ask for a S-VIDEO out -> Tv input lead.
Surely it ain't rocket science!
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Pat's right, S-Video is the one. But your laptop may not be able to output sound, so just the S-Video to a single yellow phono jack is fine.Originally Posted by DJ Pat
Good advice from Pat.Tell the guy at the shop what you want it for and he'll show you.
Ask for a S-VIDEO out -> Tv input lead.
Let's try this, connect the S-video lead to the computer and TV.
Set the TV to AV and try pressing fn f4.
Your laptop should go balnk and an image appear on the TV.
If you press fn f4 again you should see an image on your laptop and TV. The image on the laptop may not be perfect.
A further press of fn f4 should return you to the laptop screen only.
Can you try this mate, and get back to me?
He's probably enjoyng all his VLC files on his large screen TV as we speak.
It's nice to know how someones getting on when you put a bit of effort into helping them.
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