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Windows 7: HDMI Adapter


16 Aug 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
HDMI Adapter

Hi,

This is a HP 6720s notebook.

It only has a VGA connector. I need a HDMI connector.

I wonder if there are any external HDMI adapters or converters. I guess VGA isn't the best thing to convert from since it's analog.
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I could use USB ports and an expresscard slot.

Are there any USB-to-HDMI or ExpressCard-to-HDMI adapters? Do such things exist?

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16 Aug 2013   #2

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Hi there .. Not sure how this would work with your Laptop . I think it might be better to get a new one rather than do any upgrades .. Any how have a look in the Link below . No idea how much it costs . But i am sure you can find the cost in the Link if needed .

Wireless USB to HDMI Converter with Audio Kit
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16 Aug 2013   #3

Win 7 Ultimate (64-bit), Win 8.1.1 (64-bit)
 
 

That device that Maxie linked to looks promising although a little pricey ($148 on Amazon).

The issue you have is that VGA (BTW, VGA is digital not analog) only contains the video whereas hdmi contains both audio and video. That means if you intend to play videos or games from your laptop to a TV, you need an adapter that combines the audio and video from your notebook to be able to send to the TV. If you only intend to use a external monitor and don't require sound you can ignore the audio requirement.

A converter like this: HDMI Cable, Home Theater Accessories, HDMI Products, Cables, Adapters, Video/Audio Switch, Networking, USB, Firewire, Printer Toner, and more! should work for you and is substantially less expensive ($30) than the wireless unit that Maxie posted.

You don't say what you want to do but another possibility if you are trying to watch Netflix or YouTube videos from laptop to your TV is the newly available Google Chromecast device: Chromecast
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16 Aug 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maxie View Post
Hi there .. Not sure how this would work with your Laptop . I think it might be better to get a new one rather than do any upgrades .. Any how have a look in the Link below . No idea how much it costs . But i am sure you can find the cost in the Link if needed .

Wireless USB to HDMI Converter with Audio Kit

This looks very promising! Thank you!
Exactly what I'm looking for


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
That device that Maxie linked to looks promising although a little pricey ($148 on Amazon).
Well yes. But as I can't afford a new notebook anytime soon and given that this device could work with multiple computers, I might consider it. It's also very convenient that it's wireless

Nah I don't know, but I'll think about it. You guys know, it's always great to make plans


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
The issue you have is that VGA (BTW, VGA is digital not analog) only contains the video whereas hdmi contains both audio and video. That means if you intend to play videos or games from your laptop to a TV, you need an adapter that combines the audio and video from your notebook to be able to send to the TV. If you only intend to use a external monitor and don't require sound you can ignore the audio requirement.

A converter like this: HDMI Cable, Home Theater Accessories, HDMI Products, Cables, Adapters, Video/Audio Switch, Networking, USB, Firewire, Printer Toner, and more! should work for you and is substantially less expensive ($30) than the wireless unit that Maxie posted.

You don't say what you want to do but another possibility if you are trying to watch Netflix or YouTube videos from laptop to your TV is the newly available Google Chromecast device: Chromecast
Well, I plan to use it to watch videos (not just YouTube but also my own camera videos) etc.
So yeah, having sound on HDMI would be great but as I'm saving up the adapter you linked looks very handy

The Chromecast device looks interesting but I want to have a standard video connection (like VGA) to stream whatever I want Occassionally even show websites and stuff to family on the large TV screen.
I'll see.


Thanks to both of you!
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16 Aug 2013   #5

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Its a nice piece of kit but a tad on the expensive side
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16 Aug 2013   #6

Win 7 Ultimate (64-bit), Win 8.1.1 (64-bit)
 
 

If you use the Chrome browser, anything you see in the browser can be "cast" to the TV screen.
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17 Aug 2013   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
If you use the Chrome browser, anything you see in the browser can be "cast" to the TV screen.


Wow, that's great! Thanks for noting that!
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17 Aug 2013   #8

Win 7 Ultimate (64-bit), Win 8.1.1 (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ish4d0w View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
If you use the Chrome browser, anything you see in the browser can be "cast" to the TV screen.


Wow, that's great! Thanks for noting that!
Sure. Not only that but the Chrome browser will also allow you to "cast" your desktop to the TV so pretty much anything you can display on your computer can be shown on the TV.
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