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Is there a device for laptop video out?

Old 05-16-02, 12:37 AM
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Is there a device for laptop video out?

I am needing some kind of external device that will allow me to have video out with my compaq presario laptop so I can watch my video files on my TV. Is there some type of usb converter I can get? I know of the Dazzle Digital Video Creator, but I don't need video in and I don't want to pay that much for the device. Anyone have any ideas?
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Old 05-16-02, 04:02 AM
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There are video "scan converters" or "video encoders" that can take the RGB out from your laptop and convert it to NTSC for a TV. It won't work well (or at all depending on the unit) at any resolutions over 800x600, but it'll put your computer desktop onto a TV screen.

I believe there was a product called Margi that's a MPEG/DVD decoder that has NTSC outs. It's a PC Card and comes with a player that handles MPEG 1 and MPEG 2 and DVD-Video and a dongle that had RCA/S-Video connectors for a TV.
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