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Windows 7: Can VGA and RCA cables be used in combination to connect laptop to TV

02 Aug 2011   #1
pawanmusale

XP
 
 
Can VGA and RCA cables be used in combination to connect laptop to TV

Hello

I need to connect my laptop to TV and I have two cables already available with me.
One is VGA cable and the other is 3.5mm 1/8" Stereo Male to 2-RCA Male Audio Y-Cable (see picture attached).

I would like to know if I can use these 2 cables to get video as well as audio on the TV from my laptop.

Thank You in advance.

Regards,
Pawan




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02 Aug 2011   #2
hinton92

Windows 7 Professional x86, ubuntu 11.04
 
 

unfortuantly you cant on a tv you cant unless you have an adpater like this on amazon then connect a video cable to it hopefully that will help.

VGA to S-Video / RCA Adaptor: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics
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02 Aug 2011   #3
pawanmusale

XP
 
 

Thanks for the response.

However I can get the video using VGA cable. I want a cable to get audio on the TV.
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02 Aug 2011   #4
hinton92

Windows 7 Professional x86, ubuntu 11.04
 
 

The reason why i posted that is because you cant play audio while using that type of cable thats why i suggested the converter then yu can have both audio and video I hope my suggesion helps
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02 Aug 2011   #5
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

It would help to know what TV you are using, so that we can ascertain the signal input options.
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02 Aug 2011   #6
pawanmusale

XP
 
 

Sharp LCD model no: lc32sb27u
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02 Aug 2011   #7
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

From the manual for your TV,

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Unless your laptop has a HDMI port on it you need to use the VGA cable you have, and instead of the audio cable you posted you need one with the 3.5 MM jacks on both ends, not one with split RCA ends.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hinton92 View Post
unfortuantly you cant on a tv you cant unless you have an adpater like this on amazon then connect a video cable to it hopefully that will help.

VGA to S-Video / RCA Adaptor: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics
A cable/adapter like that will only work if the VGA port on the computer/video card is configured to also support TV out, and very few if any (more like none) video cards have a VGA port that works like that anymore. If it isn't then that adapter will not work for anything.


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02 Aug 2011   #8
pawanmusale

XP
 
 

If I purchase the 3.5mm (1/8") Male to Male Stereo Audio Patch Cable (see attachment) and use it along with VGA cable, then I guess I will be able to get video and audio.

Am I correct and is the cable in the attachment correct one?


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02 Aug 2011   #9
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yep that's the one.

And yes you will, just have to set the audio and video to PC in the TV's settings.
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02 Aug 2011   #10
pawanmusale

XP
 
 

Thanks stormy13 and everyone for the help...
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