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#66783 23-Aug-2010 17:04
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Sup guys,

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-NS25G which has VGA output and I've had some good times connecting it to my flatmate's Samsung LCD TV which has VGA input and putting the sound through the earphone jack.

However, I found a deal I couldn't resist for a 5 year old LCD Panasonic Viera. This old girl only has S-video and composite in so I'm a bit stuck with connecting my Vaio to the TV.

I found a cable thing which I thought might work:

But I gave it a go, made sure I had turned on duplicate monitor display, but just got a blue screen on the TV.

There was some hint that maybe I needed to reduce the screen resolution from another site - could that help?

My flatmate also suggested that my video card needs to have TV out in order for the cable to work. Isn't that implied by the existence of a vga port?



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  #371849 23-Aug-2010 21:24
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Your flatmate is probably right. It is unlikely that your Sony supports TV out via VGA. The VGA connector is designed to output to a monitor or projector (or a TV that has the VGA input built in, of course).

You probably need to look at a VGA to S-Video/Composite box like this one from Jaycar.

I would be surprised if that cable worked at all really. VGA connectors don't output any audio, yet the picture you link to appears to show left and right audio RCA connectors.

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  #372004 24-Aug-2010 11:19
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Strange that your LCD does not have VGA in?

I have an ancient Philips LCD (about 7 years old now) and even it has one.

What model of Viera is it? If there is definitely no VGA input, then yes, you need a VGA to Composite/S-Video convertor - a cable by itself will generally not do it.

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  #372384 24-Aug-2010 21:52
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I have seen one with no VGA, but it had a DVI-I that would do analog as well.

VGA to svideo boxes are dirt cheap on ebay, and seem to work ok (at least the one I got does)


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