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Windows 7: Laptop, VGA and S video?

19 Feb 2010   #1
totengott

Windows 7 Professional (32)
 
 
Laptop, VGA and S video?

Hi! I hope you can help.

I have a Toshiba Equium A210 laptop running Windows 7 Pro 32-bit with as far as I can tell, an ATI Radeon X12000 graphics card with VGA and S-Video outputs.

With this I am running an extra monitor from the VGA output which is working fine.

As I also have another monitor, I was wondering if it is possible to connect this through the S-Video out as well as the other monitor through the VGA, giving me three monitors in total to work with.

Thanks


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19 Feb 2010   #2
valtonray

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

it should work just fine as long at both ports are enabled.
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19 Feb 2010   #3
totengott

Windows 7 Professional (32)
 
 

Awesome! Now to find an S-Video - VGA adapter
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19 Feb 2010   #4
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

There are also a few different setups for S-video you should read this: S-Video - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia as this might affect which product you buy. it is hard to put a 9 pin s-video in a 4 pin slot....
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19 Feb 2010   #5
Rik55

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) SP1 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by totengott View Post
Hi! I hope you can help.

I have a Toshiba Equium A210 laptop running Windows 7 Pro 32-bit with as far as I can tell, an ATI Radeon X12000 graphics card with VGA and S-Video outputs.

With this I am running an extra monitor from the VGA output which is working fine.

As I also have another monitor, I was wondering if it is possible to connect this through the S-Video out as well as the other monitor through the VGA, giving me three monitors in total to work with.

Thanks
It wont work. The X1200 can output to 2 screens. One of which is the laptops LCD. The VGA & S-Video are shared ports. ie It's one or the other.
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19 Feb 2010   #6
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Hmm I was checking on the specs for this as well, would it still be possible to close the laptop lid and have the 2 screens?

Edit: this is what i was checking specs for as well, but couldn't find if it supported both VGA and S-video out at same time. are you saying from looking at specs that it is shared and only 1 or the other? or were you basing this on two monitors at one time?
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19 Feb 2010   #7
totengott

Windows 7 Professional (32)
 
 

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It wont work. The X1200 can output to 2 screens. One of which is the laptops LCD. The VGA & S-Video are shared ports. ie It's one or the other.
What if I got one of those USB to video output adapter things? Would that work? Or is there any other way of hooking my laptop up to two external monitors?
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