I've just bought a dell inspiron 9300 and would like to connect my laptop to the tv so i can watch dvds as i don't have a dvd player. How would i be able to do this and would I need to purchase any additional leads??
If your lucky Dell typically send a unit in the US anyway with the Multimedia Plug which you can plug into the back of your laptop. If you dont have SVIDEO support in your TV then the multimedia plug will be your savior since it can use the regular Composite plug. If you DO have SVIDEO support then all you need is an SVIDEO to SVIDEO Wire of any length from your local electronics store.
DVI-D, only way to go in my opinion. Thought the cable is more than a DVD player. I personally like to watch the DVDs on the 17" screen, but it is a hassle when others watch with you. Unless you wanna be close, if not I use DVI-D cables and hook it up to my 57" screen.