I think "dongle-less" users should complain!
First, the User's Guide for M60 (should be similar to 8600's) says:
"Your computer has an S-video TV-out connector that, together with the included TV/digital audio adapter cable, enables you to connect the computer to a television and/or stereo audio device."
Note the word "included" above. For more details, read "Connecting a Television to a Computer" inhttp://docs.us.dell.com/docs/systems...rr.htm#1107159
Second, the 8600 ordering pages in various sectors have the common error in that for "Cables And Accessories", "Help Me Choose" describes the AC/Air power adapter, but they do say:
"The multimedia cable kit includes an s-video cable, RCA (composite) cable and S/PDIF digital audio cable for your media cable needs."
Note that these three cables are needed (in various combinations) in addition to the TV/digital audio adapter cable (the dongle).