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Is there a way to hook my laptop to my tv to watch stuff from Hulu or Netflix on the TV?

Asked by Snoopy (5793points) August 27th, 2008

I am starting to get eyestrain!

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jrpowell's avatar

What kind of laptop do you have. It varies on brand and model.

gooch's avatar

Yes I do it with an s video cable

Snoopy's avatar

HP 1 year old

Snoopy's avatar

@ gooch And where might I put that into my laptop?

jrpowell's avatar

That is what we need to find out. Can you provide a link to what you bought on HP’s website?

edit :: You could have a DVI, HDMI, VGA, or s-video output. Each will require a different connector.

Snoopy's avatar

just a minute

gooch's avatar

In the s-video out. If whatever video out do you have.

Snoopy's avatar

Hmmmm. Apparently there is an s video port on this thing. I have to tell you…half the junk on here….I have no idea what it does. Isn’t that sad?

battlemarz's avatar

Because your system has an S-Video jack and a video card that supports TV-out, (at least it appears that way from the link you posted), all you need is an S-Video cable to output the video to you tv and possibly an audio cable if you want the sound out of your TV as well. This may be just what you need.

All you do is use that to set up your TV as a second monitor and either have it display what is on your laptop, or be a separate screen altogether where you can move your video to to watch it.

jrpowell's avatar

S-video would be best. But not all TV’s have S-video inputs. And S-Video is only video. You will need to run a seperate cable for the audio.

Snoopy's avatar

THANK YOU!
:)

iwamoto's avatar

i have a cable that has an S video Connector and a 1/4 jack connector, that pair up into a SCART connector, it’s pretty handy

Snoopy's avatar

I have now hooked up my laptop to my TV to the appropriate channel…..and….nothing. Battlemarz above suggests that I have to set my TV up as a second monitor…..how do I do that…?

gooch's avatar

It depend on the system you are running. Sometimes rebooting once hooked up does of automatically. If not go to monitor settings through control panel on your windows machine. In there you should be able to make the adjustments you need.

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