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Offline Clive

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« on: June 16, 2011, 15:07 »
Does anyone know the name of the cable that can connect a laptop to a TV set?  It has a "D" connector on the one side and three plugs (red, white and yellow) at the other end.  I seem to have mislaid mine. 
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Re: Cable
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2011, 15:28 »
D plug to composite ?? (I'm not sure about the laptop side of things)   :dunno:

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Re: Cable
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2011, 15:41 »
Thanks Dave.  Is the D plug called VGA?   :dunno:
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Re: Cable
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2011, 17:13 »
Yes it could be Clive, i get a bit confused with those old DIN type connectors but i don't think it's one of them.

Yes i think the laptop connector will be VGA out and the red/yellow/white is composite video in.

i think this is what you need

http://www.amazon.co.uk/S-VIDEO-ADAPTER-CONVERTER-CABLE-LAPTOP/dp/B001EL4ZM8


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Re: Cable
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2011, 17:15 »
Clive on second thoughts the reviews are awful, i'd buy a different one !!

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Re: Cable
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2011, 17:42 »
That definitely seems the one Dave.  But I'll go for the 1.8 metre version.   8-)  I'm far too cynical to believe in reviews.  :laugh:
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Re: Cable
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2011, 22:16 »
Ordered.   8-)
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Re: Cable
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2011, 14:35 »
That definitely seems the one Dave.  But I'll go for the 1.8 metre version.   8-)  I'm far too cynical to believe in reviews.  :laugh:

i must admit I tend to believe the Amazon reviews more than most others. I've had a couple of very cheap cables off them in the past that haven't worked but i guess it's a bit of a lottery really.
At least if it doesn't work you haven't broken the bank  :thumbs:

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Re: Cable
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2011, 16:17 »
No, just the laptop and telly.  :)
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Re: Cable
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2011, 17:26 »
i must admit I tend to believe the Amazon reviews more than most others.

Me too, Dave.
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Re: Cable
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2011, 08:48 »
No, just the laptop and telly.  :)

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Re: Cable
« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2011, 12:26 »
It's turned up and it does look a bit cheap and nasty.  But I'm sure it will work.  Gulp.   :o
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Re: Cable
« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2011, 12:28 »
Have you checked your smoke detector recently?  ;D
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Re: Cable
« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2011, 12:40 »
 :laugh:
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Re: Cable
« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2011, 13:45 »
 :aarrgh: :peepsofa:  Thanks for planting seeds of doubt in my mind Simon.   :bawl:
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