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Laptop video output question

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
September 16, 2006 5:49:41 PM

Can I connect an S Video cable directly to the output, which kind of looks like an S Video but with more pins.
Please post.
September 16, 2006 6:53:17 PM

yes, it is definately a video out.
but the question is: do i need one of those breakout boxes?
can i just plug an s-video directly?
September 16, 2006 6:59:22 PM

i just want to play movies from there so more pepole in my dorm can watch them. $50 27" TV baby!
on another note:
would you recommend buying a breakout box and plugging cheap av cables (red, yellow, white) to the TV as it also has composite inputs (i didn't know this when i bought it)?
or just buy an s video cable?
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September 16, 2006 7:06:28 PM

i's sorry for makning my statement so vague.
what i actually meant is to buy a breakout box and connect the composite outs (RGB) to my TV through cheapo AV cables instead of buying new (dedicated) ones.
do you think i will lose a lot of quality as to be degraded to s video?
It's just that I'm thinking that companies just color code their cables so people can buy more. I think they are just cables. (I ope you are not an audiophile)
September 16, 2006 7:10:52 PM

check my updated post.
about the audio i bought a usb optical out for my z680 (that i bought for $75, yeayeah).
there is no need to be using either tv or laptop for sound.