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monitor out / video out cable on notebook video out

Discussion in 'Matrox' started by joe smith, Jun 20, 2004.

  1. joe smith

    joe smith Guest

    I have a matrox g450 dual head video card. It comes w/a special cable
    allowing one of the standard 15 pin video outs on the card to carry the
    signal via either a svideo-out cable or a standard yellow RCA video out

    The question is whether I can use this cable apart from the Matrox card and
    its drivers. Can I simply take this cable, plug the 15 pin male end into the
    15 pin video out connector of my notebook and plug the yellow video cable
    into a conventional Sony TV as I can do w/this cable attached to the
    secondary 15 pin out connector on the matrox card?

    Note my Dell notebook itself has an "SVHS out" connector and some software
    that allows configuation of external monitorss - it is from ATI.
    joe smith, Jun 20, 2004
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  2. joe smith

    Ter Guest

    I'm not an expert, but I don't believe you can
    use the 15 pin connector from your notebook to
    a tv. The S-video on your notebook is for the
    tv connection. The 15 pin is for a full-size
    monitor. I assume that your tv doesn't have an
    s-video connection or you would use that. You
    could just try it and see if it works...
    Ter, Jun 21, 2004
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