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Windows 7: Connecting VGA to DVI-D into an older TV


17 Jun 2011   #1

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Connecting VGA to DVI-D into an older TV

Hi all,

My tv has a DVI-D "hdtv" input, and my Dell latitude d620 has a vga output, so I bought a vga to DVI-D adapter, but either my computer or tv still won't pick up each other's signal, and thus I am still left unable to view my computer on my TV. The TV doesn't have a vga input, nor does it say "computer" anywhere, as the newer tvs do. Any suggestions to try are greatly appreciated.
Norm


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17 Jun 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Norm87, welcome to the Seven Forums.

What you are trying to do is impossible without a VGA-DVI-D converter, an adapter won't do it. Reason is that VGA is analogue and DVI-D is digital only, you need something to convert the signal from analogue to digital.

For what you're trying to do you need something like this,

Newegg.com - DIAMOND HD USB Video Adapter Plus w/ 3 Port USB Hub BVUMD3 USB to DVI Interface

which is essentially a USB video card that will allow you to use the DVI-D connection on your TV.
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17 Jun 2011   #3

32 home
 
 

Thanks a lot for the information.
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17 Jun 2011   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Does your computer have HDMI?
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17 Jun 2011   #5
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

VGA port only,

Documentation
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