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Connect Laptop To TV with SVideo Cable

If you want to watch youtube videos on your television, then the only working method i know is to connect laptop/computer to TV using a svideo cable. If you are having a comparatively large TV screen then don’t forget to enable the HD option while watching youtube videos.

How to connect Laptop to Tv using svideo cable

Required Items: Laptop/ computer, TV set and "S-Video to RCA" cable.

If you don’t have a svideo cable, then buy it from your nearby electronics dealer for approx $3 or $4. Make sure to count the number of pins in laptop’s svideo port. It could be 4 or 7, buy according to that. [for sony vaio models, you can go for the 4 pin svideo cable]

computer-tv-cable 4pinS-VIDEO

Connect the "S-Video to RCA" cable to the "S-video out" of the computer and to the "video in" (yellow RCA jack) on the TV. This step must be performed before you start up the computer.

display settings laptop to Television tv

In the computer, take the display settings from control panel. Select the second screen and enable the option ”Extend the desktop onto this monitor” and change the resolution accordingly.

Combination Keys for auto switching to other monitor

Acer Fn+F3; Dell Fn+F8; Fujitsu Fn+F5; Gateway Fn+F3; HP Fn+F5; IBM Fn+F1 or +F3, +F7 +F8; NEC Fn+F3; Panasonic Fn+F2; Samsung Fn+F4 or F5 or F6; Sharp Fn+F5; Sony Fn+F7; and Toshiba Fn+F5 or +F7.

You can also enjoy watching the movies stored in your laptop on the big screen TV by connecting laptop to tv by svideo cable.

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  • Anonymous November 4, 2011, 11:10 pm

    I did the display setting yesterday, it worked fine. Today when I turned on my laptop and TV, they both don't display anything. on TV it says unsupported tv signal, on laptop there is nothing. I tried to do the switch, it did not work. Is there a way to reverse the setting? Please advise. Thanks!!!