Display from laptop to flast screen tv

  GBL 11:07 01 Dec 09
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Am I correct in thinking that if I connect to the serial port out from my Laptop and then connect the other end to the serial connector on my flat screen TV it will act as a monitor?? I want to be able to view BBC iplayer etc on the TV from the computer.

  GaT7 11:55 01 Dec 09

I don't think it'll work as a serial port cannot carry a picture signal, & you'll probably find that the 'serial port' on the TV is actually a VGA port. Is it?

If the TV has a VGA port indeed, & your laptop has a VGA port too, then all you need is a VGA cable - watch a related video with instructions click here

You can also use the s-video ports to connect the two. G

  GBL 12:24 01 Dec 09

Thanks, it shows my ignorance, they are the 15 pin connectors not serial port. Thank you for the response.

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