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Topic # 64783 22-Jul-2010 18:54 Send private message

Home Theatre setup running sweet and hugely impressive so thanks for all your previous help.  I'm keen to use a laptop to present some training topics on the projector and am stumped how to do it.

The laptop - Dell D610 appears to have two outputs - Svideo and the normal video out connector - lots of pins in a rectangular plug.

The receiver - Yamaha RX765 appears to have HDMI and component / RCA inputs and coaxial for audio

The projector has hdmi and svideo but I'm keen to run everything through the receiver as it keeps wires, items and operation cleaner.It also means I dont need to chance falling through the ceiling again as I run yet another several metres of cabling. Basically if I get the laptop also running through the receiver then everything is out of sight.

Currently the projector is driven via HDMI from the receiver - 1 cable only.

How do I connect the Svideo into the receiver inputs ( which surprised me in their limited range ).

Would it be svideo to RCA ? and would that give a clear signal and what would I use for sound given it appears to be a small 3.5mm plug on laptop?

If that makes sense help would be appreciated

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  Reply # 355066 22-Jul-2010 19:06 Send private message

easiest is svideo to rca. caveat: sometimes you get blakc and white only, and sometimes corrupted picture. sometimes it works just fine. you need svideo-rca cable

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  Reply # 355067 22-Jul-2010 19:07 Send private message

also the resolutoin is very low with svideo

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  Reply # 355074 22-Jul-2010 19:32 Send private message

What model Dell laptop is it? There are two types of video out and more and more dells are now DVI out not VGA.

VGA looks like

SVGA port.jpg

DVI looks like

A male DVI-D (single link) connector

If the plug is like the second one then you can get a DVI to HDMI cable.

Edit: sorry missed that it is a D610 which means it is VGA not DVI unless you have a docking station for it by chance?








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  Reply # 355637 24-Jul-2010 00:49 Send private message

Depending on what type of RCA inputs you need (composite, S-Video, component) there must be a cable here that fits the job, both long cables and short cables etc.

http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nkw=vga+rca+cable&_sacat=0&_odkw=vga+rca&_osacat=0&bkBtn=&_trksid=p3286.m270.l1313




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  Reply # 355653 24-Jul-2010 01:28 Send private message

VGA to HDMI into the reciver will be the easiest way, there are some cheap on ebay. Watch the power adapter if its a workplace however, you will want to replace it with something compliant.




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