January 22, 2011 11:53 AM Subscribe
Help me understand the vicissitudes of connecting my laptop via VGA to a TV.
posted by Obscure Reference to computers & internet (7 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I understand the need for (and use) a conversion box since my (old, non-HD) TV only takes RCA plug input. The picture is such that normal (say 10 point) text is unreadable. Is this something I can fix by changing the resolution on my laptop? Is this something I could fix with a more expensive conversion box? Is this something I need to learn to live with?
Also, I can either boot (WIN XP) into the laptop screen or the TV screen. Is there a way to have both identical and visible at once? Or, failing that, is there a way to switch between the two that doesn't require a reboot?