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Vista Issue with connecting Laptop to TV

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    Join Date : Jan 2009
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    Vista 32 bit
    Local Time: 22:57

    Vista Issue with connecting Laptop to TV

    Hi everyone,





    I'm new to the forums and hope someone can help me out with this problem. I am trying to connect my new Dell XPS M1530 to my HDTV via S-Video. However, since I do not have a cable with both S-Video ends I am using a composite video cable ---> S-video converter cable between the tv and laptop. This setup works perfectly with my older Inspiron 6000, which runs on XP, however i can not get it to work with the M1530 which runs Vista Home Premium 32bit. I have made sure that all my settings on the laptop are correct and from the Windows Mobility Center it even says an HDTV Display has been detected but my laptop does not show up on the TV. I just get a blue screen on the TV that says "No Signal or Weak Signal". I have made sure that the clone option under my Nvidia Control Panel is selected and the entire setup works perfectly on XP. I feel like I am missing something with Vista but can't seem to figure it out. If anyone can help that'd be great. Thank you!

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    Join Date : Jan 2009
    Posts : 6
    Vista 32 bit
    Local Time: 22:57


      Thread Starter

    Re: Vista Issue with connecting Laptop to TV

    Update:

    I managed to get an HDMI cable and it immediately worked with my TV/laptop and the quality is amazing. However, I am not getting any audio from the TV. Is there any specific setting to switch the audio from the laptop to the tv? Thanks so much.

    Update 2:

    Found a solution . Went to control panel --> sound ---> HDMI ---> clicked Set Default.

    Last edited by lateralus; 02 Jan 2009 at 19:07.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Vista Issue with connecting Laptop to TV

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