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Laptop to tv?

kev1000 Sep 24, 2011

  1. kev1000

    kev1000 Member

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    Can anyone tell which cables I need to view what's on my laptop on tv?
    I have a HP 550 laptop and the tv has the green,blue and red inputs + the usual inputs.
     
  2. gary3306

    gary3306 Active Member VCDS Map User

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    If your laptop has got a HDMI socket and so has your TV, then thats the best way. HDMI lead. Or failing that, VGA connector
     
  3. Reesy

    Reesy Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Has you T.V got a VGA cable port in the back of it? Something like this:
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    That is how I connect my laptop to my T.V.
     
  4. kev1000

    kev1000 Member

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    Thanks for reply's guys.
    Yeah the laptop has a connection like that and the tv has a similar one but smaller and doesn't have the screws.
    So can I just set external display on in laptop settings and that's it?
     
  5. kev1000

    kev1000 Member

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    Also what are the y pb pr cables for?
     
  6. kev1000

    kev1000 Member

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    Ok, what I gather is, laptop has VGA connection and the tv has hdmi connection.
    So there's no VGA on the tv.
    Can I connect VGA to hdmi?
     
  7. Kaibo

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    Hi, check maplins as I'm sure they'll have a cable you need, or possibly the bay, VGA to HDMI cable, not 100% on weather you'll have sound but it's a start.

    Cheers Kai
     
  8. kev1000

    kev1000 Member

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    Thanks, doing a bit of research and I think I might need a convertor?
     
  9. Kaibo

    Kaibo Member

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    Basically the cable is the converter but you have to check your video card to see if it will output digitally through the VGA port, otherwise its a tad more expensive for a box of tricks to do the job. I should imagine most laptops would cater for this but check first anyway.

    Cheers Kai
     
  10. kev1000

    kev1000 Member

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    Cheers Kai, how do I check the VGA card for tv output?
     
  11. Kaibo

    Kaibo Member

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    That's a good question, I think you have an Intel GMA X3100 card, by what I've read it doesn't have tv out, you could try a VGA to RGB for £3 and test your arm.

    Cheers Kai
     
  12. kev1000

    kev1000 Member

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    i actually ordered vga to rgb cable on saturday so hopefully it will work but knowing my luck i doubt it.
    thanks for the help.
     

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