Although viewing movies and TV shows on a Panasonic plasma television only involves a few steps, sometimes the content you really want to view is on your computer. Whether you want to view digital photos, Internet-based videos or even a slide show, hooking up a Toshiba laptop computer to work with your Panasonic TV is the best way to view content from your computer and only takes a few minutes and some basic hardware.
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Things you need
- S-Video cord
- External speakers
- Audio cable
Power on your laptop and then find the S-Video output port. Connect a standard S-Video cable to this port.
Find the S-Video input on the Panasonic TV. S-Video inputs are normally grouped with the other digital inputs (HDMI, DVI) on the back of the set.
Connect an external sound source. Since the S-Video cord only transmits images (not sound) you will need to connect external speakers to your Toshiba computer. Simply plug in computer-optimised speakers to the laptop's audio out port or use a 3.5mm audio cord to connect your laptop's audio out port to an existing speaker system.
Switch the display. On the laptop, right-click the desktop and select "Properties" (or "Personalize" in Windows 7) and then navigate to the "Display" setting. Click on "Change Display Setting" and then choose "Advanced." Enable the monitor cloning function and then close the window.
Turn on the TV and navigate to the S-Video input channel. You should see your computer's desktop on the screen.
Tips and warnings
- If you see flickering on the TV, lower your computer's output resolution (also found in the "Display" settings area).
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