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I am trying to connect my Acer Aspire One to my Philips 32" 32PFL3614/12 TV using VGA to SCART.

First, I have to say that I can successfully connect my PC to my 17" Philips monitor. When this happens, in Display Settings/Screen Resolution I see the two connected displays:

  1. Mobile PC Display
  2. Philips 170S

Back on the TV problem, when I first connected it and it did not succeed, I messed with the settings: extend, duplicate, etc. Sometimes I saw that it did allow me to select high resolutions, the ones for the TV. Additionally one time the correct TV resolution was selected by default.

However I did not see anything on the screen and cannot remember how I did this. Also, instead of showing the name of the TV, as it happens when I connect it to my 17" monitor, it shows a Generic non-PnP monitor.

What do you suggest me to do?

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I got myself one of these devices back when I tried this

It worked pretty well and the signal wasn't bad. The device actively converts VGA to the composite signal.

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How to search for it ? – Xalloumokkelos Feb 8 '12 at 15:13
VGA to Composite or VGA to RCA adapter. – sinni800 Feb 8 '12 at 16:19
I found this… but my TV has only the red, white, yellow. It does not have input for the yellow on the very right. – Xalloumokkelos Feb 8 '12 at 16:42
It doesn't matter, @Nikolai. The larger one is S-Video. It's either that or the normal yellow one. You don't need both... Though I don't know if such a converter works.. – sinni800 Feb 8 '12 at 17:35

I have seen a number of users reporting issues using SCART as there can be sync issues. Are you able to obtain a USB to HDMI converter? While not inexpensive, they seem reliable One example Startech Adapter What model of Aspire One do you have? There are also VGA to HDMI adapters but usually more expensive.

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I am using zg5. I read that vga to hdmi can not work because of the analog-digital signal...However there must be a solution for this. – Xalloumokkelos Feb 8 '12 at 15:03
I have used one of these units without issue on a Windows XP laptop connecting to my 42" Plasma… – Dave M Feb 8 '12 at 15:20

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