View Full Version : Svideo to TV Problem

04-03-2010, 08:21 AM
I have a laptop running Windows XP and want to show the laptop screen on a high definition TV.
When I connect from the svideo port of the laptop to the svideo of the TV my laptop changes from 1680 x 1050 to a screen size of 1024 x 768. This may be ok for a data projector but is not ok on a hidef TV. I am unable to change the screen size in control panel after this automatic switch.
Any suggestions please?

04-03-2010, 08:27 AM
Use a hidef connection like HDMI or VGA, not SVideo.

Speedy Gonzales
04-03-2010, 08:28 AM
Its probably the only resolution the laptop can handle on the TV, for s-video. Not much you can do about it

04-03-2010, 09:07 AM
S-Video is not a hi-def connection.
Use the VGA connection or HDMI if the laptop and TV have these.

04-03-2010, 09:54 AM
Thanks. I guess that all makes sense, but does not make me happy.

Speedy Gonzales
04-03-2010, 10:48 AM
Well thats the way it works