How can I use my HDTV as a monitor for my laptop?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by SJP, Nov 30, 2005.

  1. SJP

    SJP Guest

    As far as my TV goes, it only has a couple sets of Component Video Inputs
    for HDTV signals...

    The laptop has a VGA output and S-Video output.

    I can run TV as a second monitor just fine through the S-Video output, but
    it's low def and won't use the full 16:9 of the TV.

    How can I get Component video? Do I need a converter? Is there a PCMCIA
    video card that outputs component?
    SJP, Nov 30, 2005
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    FLY135 Guest

    You need a different HDTV. The LCD-RP, DLP-RP, and Plasma HDTV's all
    usually have support for computer input.

    Your TV not only needs a convertor from RGB component to YCrCb
    component, but also a VGA tweaker like PowerStrip. Even then the
    results are likely to be unsatisfactory assuming you manage to jump
    throught the enormous hoops necessary to make it work.
    FLY135, Dec 1, 2005
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