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I have a Dell computer that runs Windows Vista and I want to hook it up to use my TV as a monitor to watch a webcast. Please advise.


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The first step is to inspect both your laptop and\015\012TV and identify the connections, easily located on the back of either\015\012component. There are five basic types of jacks, or ports involved:
*Composite/phono plug (RCA)
*S-Video
*Video graphics array (VGA)
*Digital video interface (DVI)
*High-definition multimedia interface (HDMI)
*An\015\012RCA connector, sometimes called a phono connector, is used for analog\015\012audio and video components. Three round, colored sockets are standard —\015\012left audio is white, right audio is red, and composite video is yellow.\015\012These are standard jacks on older TV’s and laptops. A three-prong\015\012cable, readily available at any computer or electronics, is the easiest\015\012way to make an RCA laptop to TV connection.
*S-Video,\015\012or Super-Video, a more advanced analog video connector, uses a\015\012four-prong round plug, like those used in TV cable installations.\015\012Separate audio cables are the same as for the RCA connector, left\015\012audio/white, and right audio/red. S-Video is commonly found on older TV\015\012sets and some laptops.
With\015\012S-Video on both TV and laptop, connecting a laptop to a TV is a simple\015\012matter of a single S-Video cable. If your laptop has a great sound\015\012system, you won’t need audio cables, but for better quality you’ll also\015\012want audio cables.
RCA\015\012to S-Video cable, a special laptop to TV cable, is available when you\015\012have RCA jacks on one device and an S-Video port on the other.
*A\015\012VGA connector and cable are used to carry analog video signals plus\015\012display and graphics data. The VGA is a 15-pin connector commonly found\015\012on laptops and other devices. With this port you need a PC-to-TV\015\012Convertor to connect laptop to TV. You simply plug the VGA cable from\015\012the source into the convertor, and use an S-Video or RCA cable out to\015\012the TV. The converter is USB powered, so there’s no external power\015\012adapter to carry around, making this laptop to TV connection entirely\015\012portable.
*A DVI port\015\012is rectangular with 24 pins arranged in three horizontal rows of eight\015\012pins for digital video; separate RCA analog audio cables fit into white\015\012and red plugs. DVI ports are found on Macintosh laptops; sometimes they\015\012are smaller than normal DVI ports and require an adapter, which usually\015\012comes with the laptop.
*The\015\012HDMI port, one-half the size of the DVI port, is also rectangular with\015\01219 pins. It provides digital audio in addition to digital video,\015\012despite it’s smaller size, for a complete TV to laptop connection.\015\012These ports are found on new HDTVs, and sometimes there are two or\015\012more. TVs with HDMI ports are the only ones that do not require\015\012additional audio cables.
TV’s\015\012with a single digital port labeled HDMI/DVI require only one cable when\015\012the source is another HDMI component. But when source is a DVI laptop,\015\012you need a DVI-to-HDMI cable for the video and a separate pair of RCA\015\012analog stereo cables.
NOTE: Whenever ports do not match, you can by adaptors and/or cables to make any connection.

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