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I am having problems connecting my laptop to my TV. I have some videos I want to watch. I bought an s0-cable but my TV screen is just blank. I have tried a lot of things. I have tried dealing with my computer setting and switching the Fn+F4 or F8. Does anyone have a simple way of doing this.

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check that your TV is tuned to aux, or vcr2 or whatever. if thats not it, it may be the function keys you note. on this vaio, it's fn-F8 once to share between laptop and TV, fn-F8 again to go full TV (and only this will display moving vid's) and then fn-F8 to go back to just laptop. it took me a while to figure out that i need to hit the fn-F8 twice to get moving vid's on the tv. i use a 3-way 1/8" cord that splits to 3 RCA's (L, R, V) into the TV (aka a camcorder cable).

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on mine i need to put the tv on video 1, then i have a 'scheme' that i set up in my video card that sends the laptop screen over to the tv, adjusts my widescreen laptop picture to fit my 4:3 tv, does some colour and brightness corrections, etc... All i know is that it's 'intel graphics media accelerator for mobile'. when i want to switch back to my laptop it's fn-F5 a couple times, only if i'm not running any video players.

it took me days to figure out, and it was all by accident, but good luck.

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Thanks for the info. I got it to work. Now the only problem is that the quality shown on my TV is different than on my Laptop. I have an HD TV so I am wondering why this is. Maybe I need to plug it into th HD port. The only problem is that the plug in for my HD port doesn't have s-video plug in.

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