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Trying to hook up a TV to my Dell inspiron 1420 PC using s-video to composite and there is no output on the TV. I borrowed an expensive converter which works perfectly so the computer IS set up properly and the s-video port does work. When I change display settings with the function F8 button the screen flickers and I can see my desktop for a second and then its gone. I believe the display options also reset. Anybody have any ideas for TV or laptop settings I may have missed??


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That actually isnt a true svideo port. it does output video, but it needs a converter that dell sells for about 30 bucks (ebay is cheaper). it plugs directly into the "s-video" port on the computer and splits it off into both an svideo connection and an rca connection.
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