I been trying to get the s-video connection to work with no luck. Then I thought, I got a couple of big old computer monitor and my laptop as a connection like the one the desktop tower has to plug into the monitor. So I plug the monitor into my laptop and went display and clone the laptop with the monitor. Now everyone can watch the avi file that I downloaded without having to huddle around the laptop. Plus I can get a heap more avi files on the dvd disc, rather than making the avi file into movie dvd.