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Old 01-20-2008, 06:03 PM   #1
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my friends laptop screen broke so we got an s-video cable to hook it up to his 480i tv
but the font is really fuzzy and unreadable any way to fix this?
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Old 01-20-2008, 06:05 PM   #2
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Only solution is to lower the resolution.

S-Video is horrible for displaying computer information unless you set it real low.
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Only solution is to lower the resolution.

S-Video is horrible for displaying computer information unless you set it real low.
hit the nail on the head there,

personally i use my laptop on my t.v everynight and my res is set to about 800 X 600,

and the only reason i use it everynight is for watching films which it does perfectly it just has real problems displaying text,
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how can i set it that low? whats the resolution in computer terms any way i forgot
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how can i set it that low? whats the resolution in computer terms any way i forgot

Properties > Settings > Screen Resolution

Set it at 800 x 600
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480i tv's use 640x480 resolution (or 720x480)
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Yeah, S-Video isn't good for anything but watching videos. I've done that before on my TV and it worked good, but not to use the system daily. Best bet is to get a new screen for the laptop, either that or get an external monitor.
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