How to Connect a Toshiba Laptop to a Sony Bravia TV

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How to Connect a Toshiba Laptop to a Sony Bravia TV
S-video connectors for the Toshiba-Bravia TV connection. (s-video cables image by JoLin from

A Toshiba laptop hooks up to a Sony Bravia with a standard S-video cable to view laptop content on the larger TV screen. Like most laptops, the Toshiba uses a hot key combination to turn off the built-in LCD screen and activate the video output to the external device, such as a Bravia TV. There are three different key sequences for changing the video output on a Toshiba laptop, depending on the model.

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  1. 1

    Shut down the Toshiba and turn off the Bravia.

  2. 2

    Connect the S-video cable from the port on the back edge of the Toshiba to the S-video port on the back panel of the Bravia TV.

  3. 3

    Turn on the laptop and the television.

  4. 4

    Press one of the following hot key combinations, depending on the Toshiba laptop model: "Fn" and "F5," "Fn" and "END" or "CTRL" "ALT" and "END." Press the keys together to switch the video output from the Toshiba to the Sony Bravia.

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