How to Use Coax on Alienware M17 R1

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How to Use Coax on Alienware M17 R1
You need to use a converter to connect the Alienware M17 laptop to a coaxial connection. (coaxial cable connection image by Michael Shake from Fotolia.com)

The Alienware M17 laptop has two types of video connectors. One is HDMI which is used to connect the laptop to a HDTV. The other connector is VGA, which is used to connect an external monitor, which might or might not be a TV. Both connectors cannot be used to accept video from an external source, but instead can only output video to an external device. To connect the M17 to a coaxial display device, you need a coaxial to VGA adaptor.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Coaxial to VGA
  • VGA cable
  • Coaxial Display Device

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Connect a VGA cable between the VGA port on the left side of the Alienware M17 and the VGA to Coaxial converter.

  2. 2

    Connect a coaxial cable between the VGA to Coaxial converter and the "ANT IN" port on the back of the coaxial display device such as a TV or VCR.

  3. 3

    Turn on the coaxial display device and the VGA to Coaxial converter. Turn on the laptop.

  4. 4

    Change the channel on the coaxial display device to channel 3. You will now be able to see your desktop on the display device.

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