How to Connect a Dell Vostro 1500 to a TV

The Dell Vostro 1500 is a small business-oriented notebook computer. It features a 15.4-inch widescreen display operating at resolutions as high as 1,680 by 1,050 pixels driven by either an on-board Intel graphics processor or optional NVidia GeForce processor. Driven by Intel Core 2 Duo processors, the Vostro 1500 can feature two processing cores running as fast as 2.4 gigahertz and accessing as much as 4GB of DDR2 RAM. It also has a full complement of ports that will enable you to connect it to a TV.

Use the Vostro 1500s VGA connector if your TV has a VGA port. To do this, simply connect a male DB-15 to male DB-15 VGA cable between the two devices.

Connect a male S-video to male S-video cable between your TV's analogue S-video input and the Vostro's S-video output. This connection method will provide the worst video quality, but will enable you to connect the Vostro to just about any TV without having to buy additional hardware.

Give yourself the best possible connection quality by using a video adaptor such as a USB-to-HDMI or VGA-to-HDMI adaptor. These devices connect either to your computer's USB port or VGA port and convert its video output to a HDMI output which you can then connect to any TV with a HDMI connector. If you cannot make a direct VGA to VGA connection between your Vostro and your TV, this route will provide the best possible video quality.

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Solomon Poretsky has been writing since 1996 and has been published in a number of trade publications including the "Minnesota Real Estate Journal" and "Minnesota Multi-Housing Association Advocate." He holds a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from Columbia University and has extensive experience in the fields of financial services, real estate and technology.