It seems that the S-Video cable was the best solution for my laptop. Thank you! I had not even thought there was such a simple solution. When I originally bought the laptop, I had checked out all of the features it had, noting the S-Video port at the back, which the quick reference guide included showed. In over 4 years of use, I had never had a need for connecting the laptop to my television set, totally forgetting about the connection at the back.
I would like to revisit my original question, however, and here is why. I have another computer (an Acer Acros desktop) which I use as a backup computer. It does not have an S-Video port. I also have a mid-tower Asus TX97-E which also came without an S-Video port (also an inherited Asus MEW-AML).
Don't have any information on the Acer Acros, except that it has a 100MHz Pentium CPU and 64MB of SDRAM in 4 banks.. sorry.
Asus TX97-E User's Manual:http://www.motherboards.org/files/manua ... 7e-104.pdf
Asus MEW-AML User's Manual:http://www.motherboards.org/files/manua ... ml-101.pdf
If the laptop is occupied with a long task (e.g. a full virus scan) or unuseable for some other reason, I would like to be able to use one of the other computers to connect to my television set. I should mention that I'm thinking of outputing pictures or home movies from my computer to the television set. Thus, in this case, which option (VGA-to-RCA cable_or_ VGA to adapter box) would resolve this issue satisfactorily?
Thanks in advance.