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hey everyone im a new guy, iv never tried a forum cause usually i can fig out my probs but this one has got me, i want to use my old latitude cpx dell laptop screen as my pri display screen for my desktop since my monitor isnt exactly 100%, the latitude comes with a S Video on the right side and my AGP card in my desktop supports multi display so i tried pluging it in but it wont give any signs of it working on the laptop yet it picks up on the desktop as a HDTV, how do i get it to actually display my desktop on the CPx, hope its not too challenging for you folks im still trying but i could use help, already tried hardware accel i think it might hav somu to do with the bios on the CPx, THANKS.
 

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I'm pretty sure that those are both video OUTs. I don't think they can video INs. If these machines are on a network together, there's certain things you can access and run on the laptop. I used to keep music and video on my desktop and since my laptop is wireless and on the network, I shared everything between them. I could take my laptop and connect it to any TV/Stereo in my house and play the files from my desktop through it.

Depending on what you need, you might just want to get a new monitor. But there's a chance I'm wrong and S-Video can be both. I just always assumed they were OUTs only.
 

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hey you might be right, i guess the modulator i hav with video is the only type they hav as IN, didnt think about that, well thats man you might be right, 2 heads are sure better.
 
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