DON'T FORGET THE AUDIO: Connect an audio cable if you want
to hear the sound on anything other than your computer's speakers.
S-video cables generally transmit video only. However, certain
component adapters that connect through the S-video TV-out
connector may include audio ports for speaker connections.
Identifying the Connectors on Your TV
Your TV may be equipped with a variety of input connections, such as an S-
video connector, a DVI connector, a HDMI connector, or a VGA connector. In
addition, the TV may have multiple access ports for each of these types of
To determine which types of connections are available with your TV, see the
documentation that came with your TV.
To connect your computer to a TV, you need to link the selected computer
video output port (S-video, VGA, DVI, or HDMI) and the appropriate
television video-input connector.
See the documentation that came with your TV for additional information.
Determining the Combination of Cables and Adapters you Need
Once you have identified which ports are available on your computer and TV,
determine which combination of cables and adapters you will need:
Video adapter and cable
Connecting Your Computer to a TV and Adjusting Display Settings
An audio connector allows you to connect to
standard audio, S/PDIF digital audio, or multi-
channel analog audio.
A headphone/line-in connector allows you to
connect headphones to your computer. You can
also use this connector for standard audio
connection to speakers.