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    Computer to TV connections

    I want to run a Powerpoint slide show at church for announcements and prayer requests.

    I have a Dell laptop and a TV with the A-V jacks.

    How do I connect them?

    If I have the terms right, the TV has RCA jacks (red, yellow, and white.) The computer has a VGA jack for a second monitor.

    Please, no suggestions for large flat screens, etc. We are lucky to have what we have.

    Is there a cable that works for this? We also have a DVD player and a VCR, if that helps.

    I do have a cable with RCA plugs on each end.

    Guru's, what say you?

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    Carol, I asked my son and he said that you can get a cable at Frye's electronics to do it.

    I guess you got another reason to come down off the mountain. At least the weather has cooled off.
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    Ahh Fry's, the Harbor freight of electronics stores...

    I love going to Fry's and never miss an opportunity to wander around in it's geeky glory....

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    "Ahh Fry's, the Harbor freight of electronics stores..."

    ...meaning the quality is suspect???

    Please explain yourself, young man.

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    Well, They've got lots of stuff, The customer service can be hit and miss, and some of the product you get there can be junk.

    BUT, they've got everything a geek could want. You can buy everything to build a computer from the ground up. Racks and Racks of parts.

    Similar to Harbor Freight, I generally have a good experience there.

    I do think that they would be able to set you up with what you need quite easily and quickly though...

    And seriously, I love the store. For me, a great shopping experience everytime...

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    Oh, don't get me wrong, they do have lots of quality stuff. Nothing is "Fry's Brand", but there is some junk in there as well...

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    You'll have to find out if your computer supports 'TV Out' via your VGA cable. If it doesn't, then you need this:

    http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=101&cp_id=10114&cs_id=1011407&p_i d=4724&seq=1&format=2

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    Not sure what you are pointing me to, Chris. My copy/paste led me to the home page of this site. What am I looking for?

    And, how do I check the laptop to see if it has TV out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    BUT, they've got everything a geek could want.
    Everything...
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    ... Except a functioning flying saucer.

    (only been to Fry's once, in San Diego when I was there at a computer conference.)
    There's usually more than one way to do it...
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    PS: I'm sure it can be done, google produced this place, probably others have something similar
    There's usually more than one way to do it...
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